Dora Maar

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DORA MAAR, LE SIMULATEUR

Dora Maar Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936

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HAND AND SHELL BY DORA MAAR

Dora Maar (aka Henriette Theodora Markovitch) Sans Titre (Main-Coquillage), Untitled (Hand and Shell), 1934

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MAN RAY – PORTRAIT OF DORA MAAR

Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936

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DORA MAAR ~ THE ULTIMATE MUSE

“Dora Maar in her Studio” Paris, 1946 by Brassai She was born Henriette Theodora Markovitch in Tours, Western France to a Jewish family. Her father, Josip Marković, was a Croat architect, famous for his work in South America; her mother, Julie Voisin, was from Touraine, France. Dora grew up in Argentina. Before meeting Picasso, Maar was already famous as a photographer. She also painted. She met Picasso in January 1936 on the terrace of the Café les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, when she was 29 years old and...

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DORA MAAR – PICASSO’S MUSE

A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930′s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot. Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her...

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DORA MAAR – PICASSO'S MUSE

A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930′s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot. Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her...

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