“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Francoise was a total hotty and the only one of Picasso's women to dump his ass instead of the other way around. The dumpees devolved into psychological destruction and suicide. Even some of the grandkids offed themselves, too. Weird. "Grandpa is such a shit I'm going to kill myself." Francoise was strong, independent and outspoken. She had a lot of class.
I'd wager she was responsible for that grin on Javier's face as well.
Found a book by David Douglas Duncan in my college library. He was a photojournalist and a Marine combat photographer. He arranged to have a transparent nose fitted to a P-38's drop tank, and he rode in that with his camera to take pictures of ground attacks. Very interesting book; accounts of bullfights, a bizarre (of course) encounter with Salvador Dali, etc. He formed quite a long association with Picasso, who does sound like a horrible human being.