Love in a Time of War: Picasso’s Masterpiece Dora Maar

27 April 2022 | Hong Kong

In 1939, as Europe was on the brink of war, Picasso created Dora Maar (Lot 1030), depicting a woman in blue against a bold, bright red background. Dora Maar was Picasso’s lover and muse in the 1930s and 1940s. She was a photographer who was 26 years his junior. Maar inspired Picasso’s art with her unique charms and creativity. During their nine-year relationship, Picasso repeatedly painted Maar, including in the renowned Weeping Woman of 1937 (in the collection of the Tate Modern).

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