Art of the 20th Century




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Pablo Picasso



The Image of the Artist  1881-1973
The Making of a Genius  1890-1898
The Art of Youth  1898-1901
The Blue Period  1901- 1904
The Rose Period  1904-1906
In the Laboratory of Art  1906-1907
Analytical Cubism  1907- 1912
Synthetic Cubism  1912-1915
The Camera and the Classicist  1916-1924
A Juggler with Form  1925-1936
War, Art and "Guernica"  1937
The Picasso Style  1937-1943
Politics and Art  1943-1953
The Presence of the Past  1954- 1963
The Case of "Las Meninas"  1957
The Old Savage  1963-1973
The Legend of the Artist


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appendix:

Pablo Picasso - Erotic Drawings 1968-1972
Pablo Picasso and his Women
 

 



Pablo Picasso and his Women



 

The Artist and his Models



(1881-1973)




 


 




Pablo Picasso and
Marie-Therese Walter


1927-1936


 


Face (Marie-Therese Walter)
1928

 

Marie-Therese Walter

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
 

Marie-Therese Walter (July 13, 1909, Le Perreux, France, - October 20, 1977, Juan-les-Pins, France) was a love and muse of Pablo Picasso, and the mother of his daughter, Maya Picasso.She first met Picasso on 8th of January 1927 in front of the Galleries La Fayette, Paris (author Herbert T. Schwartz dates the first meeting back to January, 1925, at Gare St-Lazare, Paris, author Roy MacGregor-Hastie dates the first meeting up to 8th of January 1928). From 1927 onwards Marie-Thérèse Walter stayed close to Picasso's family without his wife, Olga Khokhlova, realizing what was occurring. She even became the nurse of Olga and Picasso's son Paulo. From 1930 she stayed in a house opposite to Picasso's at Rue La Boétie 44. In July 1930, Picasso bought a castle at Boisgeloup close to Gisors in the Normandie, which he used as studio for sculptures mainly. Marie was the unseen shadow of the family and became his model and muse for both paintings and sculptures.For some years their love affair was kept secret until Olga was told of Marie's pregnancy by a friend. Olga and Paolo immediately moved to the South of France. Picasso's and Marie's daughter Maria de la Concepcion (Maya) was born on September 5, 1935. Picasso and Olga never were divorced, because Picasso wanted to avoid the even division of property dictated by French law, but they lived separately until Olga died in 1955. Marie stayed together with Picasso at Juan-Les-Pins in South of France from March 25 to May 14 in 1936, and then at Le Tremblay-sur-Mauldre, 25 km from Versailles, where Picasso visited them during the weekends and on some days of the week to play with his daughter. Maya also became model for some of his paintings.Marie-Thérèse became jealous when Picasso started to fall in love with Dora Maar in 1936. Once both ladies met accidentally in Picasso' studio (when he was painting Guernica). Picasso asked them, "Why don't you fight for me?" Indeed they started wrestling, and the artist became amused.While Dora is painted dark and in pain as "Woman in Tears", Marie-Thérèse is blonde and bright on Picasso's works of art, just the opposite.In 1940, Marie and Maya moved to Paris, Boulevard Henri IV no 1, since the house at Le Tremblay-sur-Mauldre was occupied during World War II.Picasso supported Marie and Maya financially, but he never married Marie.
On October 20, 1977, four years after Picasso's death, Marie-Thérèse committed suicide by hanging herself in the garage at Juan-les-Pins, South of France.

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In 1927 Picasso met Marie-Therese Walter (1909-1977), a 17 year old who Picasso then lived with in a flat across the street from his marital home (while still married to Olga).  Marie-Thérèse and  Picasso had a daughter, Maya (Maria de la Concepcion) on October 5, 1935.  (Picasso and Olga later separated although they remained married so Olga would not receive half of Picasso's wealth -- until she died in 1955. )   Picasso's relation with Marie was kept from Olga until Olga was told of Marie's pregnancy.   Marie understandably became jealous when Picasso started to fall in love with Dora Maar in 1936, a year after Maya was born.  It was Marie-Thérèse who was the inspiration for many of Picasso's famous Vollard Suite etchings.  Marie-Thérèse died by hanging herself in 1977, four years after Picasso died.  Maya's son, Olivier Widmaier wrote "Picasso: The Real Family Story" about his artist grandfather, in 2004.
http://www.sapergalleries.com/PicassoWomen.html

 




 


Head of a Woman
(Marie-Therese Walter)
1931

 


Bust of a Woman
(Marie-Therese Walter)
1931

 


Girl Before a Mirror (Marie-Therese Walter)
1932

 


Reclining Nude (Marie-Therese Walter)
1932

 


Pablo Picasso
Photograph by Brassai
1932
 




 


Marie-Therese Walter
1934
 


Marie-Therese Walter
1936
 


Marie-Therese Walter
1937

 


Portrait of Marie-Therese Walter
1937
 


Reclining Woman with a Book (Marie-Therese Walter)
1939

 


Marie-Therese Leaning on One Elbow
1939



 




Pablo Picasso and
Dora Maar


1936-1944

 

 

Dora Maar

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
 

Henriette Theodora Markovitch alias Dora Maar (November 22, 1907 – July 16, 1997) was a French photographer and painter, best known for being a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso.

She was born in Tours, Western France, on November 22, 1907. She died 89 years of age in Paris on July 16, 1997. Her father was Croatian, her mother was born in Tourraine, France. Dora grew up in Argentina.

She was famous as a photographer, and also was a painter herself, before she met Picasso. She made herself better known in the world with her photographs of the successive stages of the completion of Guernica that Picasso painted in his workshop on the rue des Grands Augustins, and other photos of Picasso. Together she and Picasso studied printing with Man Ray.

Picasso met her in January 1936 (when she was 29 years old), at the terrace of the Café Les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. The famous poet Paul Eluard, who accompanied him, had to introduce him to this beautiful, sad woman. He was attracted by her beauty and self-mutilation (cutting her fingers and the table - he got her bloody gloves and exhibited them on a shelf in his apartment). She spoke Spanish fluently, so Picasso was even more fascinated. Their relationship lasted nearly nine years.

Dora Maar became the rival of blonde Marie-Thérèse Walter who had given a daughter named Maya to Picasso. Picasso often painted beautiful sad Dora (she suffered because she was sterile) and called her his "private muse."

Dora Maar kept his paintings for herself until her death in 1997. They were souvenirs for their extraordinary love affair which made her famous forever. For him she was the "woman in tears" in many aspects. She suffered from his moods during their love affair. Also she hated the idea that in 1943 he had found a new lover, Françoise Gilot. Picasso and Paul Elouard sent Dora to their friend, the psychiatrist Jacques Lacan, who treated her with psychoanalysis. In Paris, still occupied by the Germans, Picasso left to her a drawing of 1915 as a good-bye gift in April 1944; it represents Max Jacob his close friend who had just died in the transit camp of Drancy after his arrest by the Nazis. He also left to her some still lifes and a house at Ménerbes in Provence.

On May 3, 2006, one of Picasso's portraits of her, Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat) was auctioned at Sotheby's at a closing price of US$95,216,000, making it the world's second most expensive painting ever sold at auction. The winning bidder chose to remain anonymous.

The picture, Dora Maar, is currently registered with the FBI's National Stolen Art File. FBI reports that the picture was stolen from a Saudi yacht in Antibes between March 7-11, 1999, which also unearths the identity of the anonymous bidder, who obviously was a Saudi royal Picasso aficionado.

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In 1936 54-year old Picasso met Yugoslavian Dora Maar (1907 -1997), the photographer who documented Picasso's painting of Guernica, the 1937 painting of Picasso's depiction of the German's having bombed the Basque city of Guernica, Spain during the Spanish Civil War.   She became Picasso's constant companion and lover from 1936 through April, 1944.  Maar went back to painting and exhibited in Paris soon after Picasso left her for Françoise.  Picasso referred to Dora as his "private muse".  In later years she became a recluse, dying poor and alone.
http://www.sapergalleries.com/PicassoWomen.html

 




 


Seated Woman (Dora Maar)
1941
 




 


Portrait of a Woman (Dora Maar)
1942
 




 


The Yellow Sweater (Dora Maar)
1937

 


 

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