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Not just Picasso's muse, the genius of Dora Maar is up for auction

2022-06-26T19:56:03.899Z

Unpublished shots of the great photographer (ANSA) on sale in Paris (ANSA) - ROME, JUN 26 - Much more than the beautiful muse of the great Picasso. Painter, intellectual, passionate animator of Surrealism, Dora Maar (1907-1997) was a refined egenial photographer, friend of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï. In the long years of her tormented relationship with the brilliant enarcissist painter, she has portrayed him many times, daily poses, shots of 'normality', no



(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 26 - Much more than the beautiful muse of the great Picasso.

Painter, intellectual, passionate animator of Surrealism, Dora Maar (1907-1997) was a refined egenial photographer, friend of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï.

In the long years of her tormented relationship with the brilliant enarcissist painter, she has portrayed him many times, daily poses, shots of 'normality', now sitting in an armchair, now on the beach, under the umbrella.

After her death, which took place without heirs in 1997, her production has unfortunately largely disappeared.

A major anthology on display in Paris, London and Los Angeles in 2019 had already highlighted its originality and talent.

Now another 750 clichés of her works, almost all unpublished, will be auctioned tomorrow and Tuesday in Paris by Artcurial, divided into 400 lots.

And the sale also becomes a


   Strongly imbued with surrealism, his photographic work often exalts the oneiric, the absurd.

But from these shots of hers, which outline twenty years of her career, between 1920 and 1940, a story emerges that is both intimate and social.

Sound portraits and self-portraits, street scenes immortalized in Paris or Barcelona or London, fashion photographs.

Born in Paris in 1907, born Henriette Theodora Markovitch, she Dora was the daughter of an architect and, following the work of her father, she spent part of her childhood and adolescence in Argentina.

In Paris she had returned nineteen in 1926, she decided to embark on an artistic career.

The vulgate says that Picasso fell in love with her after noticing her sitting at her table in a bar, Les deux Magots playing with a knife.

With him were nine years of love,

not always happy, perhaps for her, a victim of his narcissism always ready for new conquests, a relationship that today would be defined as toxic.

These black and white images so bold and refined in the Surrealist construction (like the one for example that portrays a tiny little chair, barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or so human and everyday as in the portraits of Picasso , do justice to his personal greatness.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

victim of the narcissism of him always ready for new conquests, a relationship that today would be defined as toxic.

These black and white images so bold and refined in the Surrealist construction (like the one for example that portrays a tiny little chair, barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or so human and everyday as in the portraits of Picasso , do justice to his personal greatness.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

victim of the narcissism of him always ready for new conquests, a relationship that today would be defined as toxic.

These black and white images so bold and refined in the Surrealist construction (like the one for example that portrays a tiny little chair, barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or so human and everyday as in the portraits of Picasso , do justice to his personal greatness.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

These black and white images so bold and refined in the Surrealist construction (like the one for example that portrays a tiny little chair, barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or so human and everyday as in the portraits of Picasso , do justice to his personal greatness.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

These black and white images so bold and refined in the Surrealist construction (like the one for example that portrays a tiny little chair, barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or so human and everyday as in the portraits of Picasso , do justice to his personal greatness.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or as human and everyday as in Picasso's portraits, they do justice to his personal grandeur.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

barely illuminated in the center of a large dark room by the beam of light that filters through a mammoth curtain) or as human and everyday as in Picasso's portraits, they do justice to his personal grandeur.

An artist, as Bruno Jaubert points out, for Artcurial, "who was able to give life to a completely personal work, expressing herself through unmedium, photography, which Picasso never approached. And who demonstrates here as one of the most original photographers of her time. ".

(HANDLE).

that Picasso has never approached.

And who proves here as one of the most original photographers of her time ". (ANSA).

that Picasso has never approached.

And who proves here as one of the most original photographers of her time ". (ANSA).


Source: ansa

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