Pablo Picasso
Dora Maar Seated 1938

Artwork details

Pablo Picasso 1881–1973
Dora Maar Seated
Dora Maar assise
Date 1938
Medium Ink, gouache and oil paint on paper on canvas
Dimensions Support: 689 x 625 mm
frame: 925 x 685 x 120 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1960
Not on display

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Dora Maar was a painter who exhibited with the Surrealist group, before becoming a photographer and reporter. She was Picasso's mistress in the late 1930s and the war years, and one of his most important models during that period. A formidable personality, she was instrumental in encouraging Picasso's political awareness. He also admitted to being somewhat afraid of her. This work shows Dora as a smart, independent French woman, with her hands crossed elegantly in her lap.

December 2007

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