Miles J. Unger writes on art, books, and culture for the Economist. Formerly the managing editor of Art New England, he was a contributing writer to the New York Times. He is the author of The Watercolors of Winslow Homer; Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici; Machiavelli: A Biography; and Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces.
When Picasso became Picasso: the story of how an obscure young painter from Barcelona came to Paris and made himself into the most influential artist of the twentieth century
In 1900, an eighteen-year-old Spaniard named Pablo Picasso made his first tri... SEE MORE