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Dora Maar (1907-1997) - French photographer, poet and painter, best known for being a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. Photo by Irving Penn, 1948


Picasso and Dora Maar... Man Ray picasso, createur ET destructeur...ah, oui


Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973 PORTRAIT DE DORA MAAR


In 1936 54-year old Picasso met Yugoslavian Dora Maar (1907 -1997), the photographer who documented Picasso's painting of Guernica, the 1937 painting of Picasso's depiction of the German's having bombed the Basque city of Guernica, Spain during the Spanish Civil War. She became Picasso's constant companion and lover from 1936 through April, 1944. Maar went back to painting and exhibited in Paris soon after Picasso left her for Françoise. Picasso referred to Dora as his "private muse".


Dora Maar -Picasso muse for Weeping Woman!" For years, this epithet has followed every mention of her, as if tears were her only significant characteristic. Or, more sympathetically: "The trajectory of Her in life as in photography, seems that of a meteorite which came too near the sun ..." Maar's later years, lived as a recluse, further fixed her as a victim. She was said to have suffered "a nervous breakdown nearly of madhouse gravity and to be living in seclusion". Her life was not so dif