She was a Painter in her own right.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Dora Maar,(1907-1997) French - Painter, Poet and Photographer....
Dora Maar - Portrait of Picasso - 1936
Pablo Picasso - Dora and the Minotaur - Composition - 1936
also known for her love affair with Pablo Picasso for 7 years - He was 54 and she was 29 when they first met in 1936, she was introduced by French poet Paul Eluard.
Pablo Picasso - Dora Maar with a Crown of Flowers - 1937
A very private person - after her life with Picasso - she lived in solitary. Her painting and writing poetry would continue during her life time.
Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Dora Maar - 1937
She studied painting with André L'hote before meeting Henri Cartier-Bresson, who advised her to take up photography. Not to forget that she was already a known photographer when she met Picasso. Further, she was part of intellectuals against fascism in 1935 along with André Breton, Georges Bataille.