November 20, 2019

Dora Maar, Untitled (Hand-Shell), 1934

After years in the shadow of Picasso, for whom she was a model and muse, Dora Maar is finally being given her dues. A new exhibition at London’s Tate Modern, following a retrospective at the Pompidou in Paris, explores the great surrealist artist and photographer—one of the few women in that iconic circle of the 1920s and 30s. In her many objects: photographs, photomontages, advertising mock-ups, self-portraits, watercolours, oil landscapes and still lifes, she is able to present her image on her own terms, and reclaim ownership of her distinctive vision. It is a sorely needed exhibition, and one that finally brings the real Dora Maar into the light.

© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019
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