Museu Picasso

Dora Maar

(Tours, 1907 – Paris, 1997)

Painter and photographer Dora Maar trained at the Academie Lothe, where she met Henri Cartier-Bresson, who introduced her to photography. Maar, an active member of the Parisian avant-garde, met Picasso through Paul Éluard in the autumn of 1935, and their romantic liaison lasted until 1945. Intelligent and beautiful, her unstable character led Picasso to not portray her in her classic nobility but to deform her into sharp ridicule during the period of the Occupation: Because Maar was highly strung, sensitive and often wracked by anxiety, she perfectly exemplified the prevailing atmosphere of dread.

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Dora Maar
c. 1937
Pencil on paper
39 x 29 cm
Col·lecció particular. MAK 6951

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Head of a Woman (Dora Maar)
1941
Bronze
80 x 40 x 55 cm
Col·lecció Particular

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Dora Maar Seated
13 de maig de 1938
Ink, gouache and oil on paper on canvas
68,9 x 62,5 (?) cm
Tate, adquisició 1960

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Woman in a Hat [Dora Maar]
9 de juny de 1941
Oil on canvas
92 x 60 cm
Musée national Picasso-Paris. MP188

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