Dora and the Minotaur (1936), The Crying Woman (1937), Dora Maar with a Cat (1941) ...
Her face is often associated with Pablo Picasso's paintings and her name with their mythical relationship. But it is for her work as an artist that the Pompidou Center has decided to put on an exhibit. This is the largest monographic exhibition ever devoted to her work. Fashion photographer, painter, portraitist ... All the facets of Dora Maar will be highlighted in this exhibit thanks to more than 500 works and documents many of which are unpublished.
Dora Maar's works were auctioned off at her death, scattered in many private institutions and collections. It’s only after a major acquisition by collector Lucien Treillard— in 1987 that Dora Maar was finally considered an artist.
From the opening of her studio, her first fashion commissions to her participation in the surrealist movement, the Pompidou Center reveals Dora’s fascinating career. Without forgetting her intellectual and sulfurous Dora’s fascinating career. Without forgetting her intellectual and sulfurous relationship with Pablo Picasso, twenty-six years older her senior.