Picasso and Dora Maar – Love and War
The relationship started shortly before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and lasted throughout the Second World War. Dora Maar was a talented photographer and was at the center of bohemian life in Paris.
The two lovers inspired one another intellectually and artistically throughout their time together. As their connection carried on, Picasso celebrated his love for Dora Maar in sensuous oil paintings. In turn, Dora Maar commemorated the relationship in a series of photographs.