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Picasso Poster - Dora Maar - Editions Ephi

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About Picasso Poster - Dora Maar - Editions Ephi

This Pablo Picasso poster by Editions Ephi features the iconic portrait made by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. Picasso's work "Portrait of Dora Maar" (1937) features the artist's lover Dora Maar is portrayed with acidic colors and angular forms. Dora Maar became the rival of Picasso’s blonde mistress, Walter, with whom he had newborn Maya; Picasso would later fondly recall an incident where the two women encountered one other at his studio, demanding that he choose between them, but being urged instead to fight it out, which led to them wrestling on the floor. Picasso often painted beautiful, and sad Dora, who suffered because she was sterile, and called her his “private muse.” For him, she was the “woman in tears” in many aspects. Maar went on to paint minor elements of Guernica (1937) for Picasso and photographed the successive stages of its completion in his workshop on the rue des Grands Augustins, which made Maar better known in the art world. During their love affair, she suffered from his moods, and hated that he took a new lover, Françoise Gilot, in 1943; Picasso sent Dora to his friend, the psychiatrist Jacques Lacan, for psychoanalytic treatment. Maar kept her Picasso paintings for herself until her death in 1997, as souvenirs of their extraordinary affair.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13"x18.5" Inches
  • © Editions Ephi, Paris
  • © Succession Pablo Picasso 2008.


Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, who remains one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is mostly recognized for the Cubist movement, which he co-founded with Georges Braque. Eventually, his masterpiece Guernica is a pivotal example of this. Firstly, Guernica displays the intense horror of the Spanish civil war and its impact on the city of Guernica. Then, Pablo's exceptional style helped the world understand the horrors of the war. Finally, it also brought Spain into the forefront of the European mind. Through Cubism, Picasso showed the world how two-dimensional art could be seen in a number of ways. The dimensions and angles are an abstraction of all the essential features of a scene with only their base shapes. Picasso's style transpires his free spirit, eccentricity, and a complete disregard for any criticism of his work. In addition, this modern approach to painting far ahead of his time supported Picasso’s indelible impact on the art world to this very day.


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