All items: Pablo Picasso

If the Muse is playing hard to get, I start with a scene I feel I know better, and if that works, I write another one. And then I join them up.
When Brian McAvera came to write his sequence of plays on ‘Picasso’s women’, he realised that his approach to each play would have to be very different, in order to take account of the varying influences each of the women had on the painter’s life and work —a nd to redress the balance of ‘male-centric’ art history, which had tended to diminish this.