This novel by Anne Girard tells the unforgettable story of 20th Century woman Eva Gouel, an ambitious woman from the French countryside who moves to Paris to work as a costumer for the famous Moulin Rouge and ends up as the dazzling mistress and muse of artist Pablo Picasso.
Novelist Anne Girard transports you back in time to Paris in the early 20th Century with her book Madame Picasso. Girard tells the captivating and unforgettable story of Pablo Picasso and the woman that captured his heart, Eva Gouel. The reader is taken all over Paris, from the famous Moulin Rouge to Gertrude Stein’s salon. Along with Eva, the reader is brought into Pablo Picasso’s complicated and enigmatic world. We get a rare inside look at Picasso’s private studio in Paris, insight on some of his most famous and intriguing paintings, and a deep look into the mind of one of the most influential artists of the time. Girard met with one of Picasso’s last living friends, and researched Picasso and Eva’s life and relationship, which is why Girard’s writing is so descriptive; you feel like you are on a journey rather than just reading a book, as if you are actually there meeting the artists and joining them in their daily lives. Madame Picasso is an insightful, exciting, and captivating read. I recommend this book to anyone that loves art, history, travel, or an amazing love story.