Pablo Picasso
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Dora Maar

They met in 1936 in Les Deux Magots where Picasso tended to go after his evening walk. He had dinner with his friend, poet Paul Eluard, while Elf – Picasso’s dog – was cadging at near-by tables. Dora’s and Pablo’s eyes met. Impressed he mumbled a few words in Spanish – the language Dora knew perfectly, since she had spent her childhood in Argentine. They fell into talk, and Picasso moved to her table.

Many years later Picasso told that Dora was wearing black gloves embroidered with rose flowers that evening. She entertained herself stabbing spots between fingers of her left hand lying on the table with a knife. At one point she slipped a fraction of an inch. Picasso asked Dora to give him her blooded gloves. All his life he kept them in a special shadow box.

Dora Maar was a nervous and troubled creature who made it into Picasso’s art as “the weeping woman”. With the image of Maar Picasso made a kind of retrospective journey across his artwork: she was represented in all styles and manners of painting the artist had tried before. However even Picasso himself noted that he could never paint her smiling. The most typical feature of Dora’s portraits are large and deep eyes full of tears, or anxiety, or grief, or just dreamy.


Photos

Dora Maar
1935
Dora Maar
1935
With Dora Maar and Man Ray
1937
with Dora Maar and Lee Miller, Mougins
1937

Paintings

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Pablo Picasso. Woman with arms leves [Head of Dora Maar], 1936
Woman with arms leves [Head of Dora Maar], 1936
Pablo Picasso. Bust of Dora Maar, 1936
Bust of Dora Maar, 1936
Pablo Picasso. Bust of Dora Maar, 1936
Bust of Dora Maar, 1936
Pablo Picasso. Bust of Dora Maar, 1936
Bust of Dora Maar, 1936
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar Front, 1936
Dora Maar Front, 1936
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar, 1937
Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar, 1937
Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Dora Maar), 1937
Head of a Woman (Dora Maar), 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Seated Woman (Dora Maar), 1938
Seated Woman (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Buste de Femme assise (Dora), 1938
Buste de Femme assise (Dora), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar sitting, 1938
Portrait of Dora Maar sitting, 1938
Pablo Picasso. Woman sitting in an armchair (Dora), 1938
Woman sitting in an armchair (Dora), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Female head green nose on dark blue background (Dora), 1938
Female head green nose on dark blue background (Dora), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Couchee Woman (Dora Maar), 1938
Couchee Woman (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar sitting, 1938
Portrait of Dora Maar sitting, 1938
Pablo Picasso. Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Woman with Hat (Dora Maar), 1938
Woman with Hat (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Female bust (Dora Maar), 1938
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1938
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1938
Pablo Picasso. The yellow jersey (Dora), 1939
The yellow jersey (Dora), 1939
Pablo Picasso. Woman lengthened on a sofa (Dora Maar), 1939
Woman lengthened on a sofa (Dora Maar), 1939
Pablo Picasso. Bust of Woman with Hat (Dora Maar), 1939
Bust of Woman with Hat (Dora Maar), 1939
Pablo Picasso. Feminine figure head (Dora Maar), 1939
Feminine figure head (Dora Maar), 1939
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Dora Maar), 1939
Head of a Woman (Dora Maar), 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar with Hat, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar with Hat, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar with blue eyes, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar with blue eyes, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman I (C) (Portrait of Dora Maar), 1939
Head of a Woman I (C) (Portrait of Dora Maar), 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar sitting, 1939
Dora Maar sitting, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar, 1941
Dora Maar, 1941
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar with a cat, 1941
Dora Maar with a cat, 1941
Pablo Picasso. Woman with a hat sitting in a chair (Dora Maar), 1941
Woman with a hat sitting in a chair (Dora Maar), 1941
Pablo Picasso. Female bust (Dora Maar), 1941
Female bust (Dora Maar), 1941
Pablo Picasso. Bust of a Woman (Portrait of Dora Maar), 1941
Bust of a Woman (Portrait of Dora Maar), 1941
Pablo Picasso. Woman in satin bodice (Portrait of Dora Maar), 1942
Woman in satin bodice (Portrait of Dora Maar), 1942
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1942
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1942
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1942
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1942
Pablo Picasso. Female bust (Dora Maar), 1942
Female bust (Dora Maar), 1942
Pablo Picasso. Woman in Green (Dora Maar), 1943
Woman in Green (Dora Maar), 1943
Pablo Picasso. Portrait de femme (Dora Maar), 1943
Portrait de femme (Dora Maar), 1943
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1943
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1943
Pablo Picasso. Woman Seated at the Grey Dress, 1943
Woman Seated at the Grey Dress, 1943
Pablo Picasso. Figure (Dora Maar), 1945
Figure (Dora Maar), 1945

Graphics

Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar in d`oiseau form, 1936
Dora Maar in d`oiseau form, 1936
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar with necklace, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar with necklace, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1939
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar, 1942
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1942

Sculptures

Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman (Dora), 1941
Head of a Woman (Dora), 1941