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"Picasso: Chapter Seven" is the seventh episode in the second season of Genius. It is the seventeenth episode overall.

Plot Summary

In 1912, Pablo and fellow artist Georges Braque expand their art movement with radical collages called Crystal Cubism. Pablo's Family of Saltimbanques becomes the most expensive painting in history, selling for 12,650 francs. When World War I begins, Pablo doesn't believe in fighting and remains a pacifist at home while his friends fight in the trenches. But he has his own battles with Fernande having an affair with Italian painter Ubaldo Oppi. Pablo falls in love with her conventional friend, Eva Gouel, wanting to marry her. However, she's diagnosed with lung cancer and dies soon after. After the loss of his father, Pablo has a fling with cabaret singer Gaby Lespinasse, but she is engaged. In 1949, with two kids with Françoise, Pablo, a member of the Communist Party attends the World Peace Council in Paris and creates a symbol of peace.



Guest Starring

  • T.R. Knight as Max Jacob
  • Aisling Franciosi as Fernande Olivier
  • Seth Gabel as Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Eileen O'Higgins as Eva Gouel
  • Ed Stoppard as Paul Éluard
  • Goran Kostic as Lvovich
  • Tracee Pallero as Gertrude Stein
  • Kerr Logan as Georges Braque
  • Simon Buret as Jean Cocteau
  • Eugénie Derouand as Gaby Lespinasse
  • Lucas Englander as Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler
  • Joe Doyle as Pierre Daix
  • Maria Jose Bavio as María Picasso y López
  • Bruno Paviot as Marcel
  • Cara Horgan as Alice B. Toklas