Portrait of French photographer, poet and painter Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso; He is a famous Spanish painter and one of the creators of the Cubism style, which he painted in 1942.
Henriette Teodora Markovic was born in Croatia. Her father was a Croatian architect known for his work in South America. Her mother came from a Catholic family from Turin, France, but Dora grew up in Argentina.
Before meeting Picasso, Dora Maar was known as a photographer who also painted. She met Picasso for the first time in Paris, which attracted Picasso's interest in her, and because she spoke fluent Spanish, Picasso was even more attracted, and their relationship lasted nearly nine years.
Picasso often painted Dora as beautiful and sad, suffering from her infertility, calling her his "private music". She was in many ways a "crying woman" for Picasso.
Dora became better known in the art world by taking photographs of the successive stages of the completion of Guernica, which Picasso painted in her studio on Rue Grande Augustin, and other photographic portraits of Picasso.
Maar, who was also a painter, kept her paintings for herself until her death. They were a memento of his extraordinary love affair that made her famous forever.
Name of the work: A portrait of Dora Maar
Creator of the work: Pablo Picasso
Year of creation: 1942
Dimensions of the work: 60 x 53 cm
Technique: oil on canvas
Place of storage of the work: Folk Wang Museum in Essen, Germany