Sarah Cosulich, Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, Beatrice Zanelli
Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar | A dialogue with the Fondation Beyeler
Pablo Picasso e Dora Maar | Un dialogo con la Fondation Beyeler
Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar investigates the mutual influences and intense exchanges between the two artists, bringing to light Maar not only as the object of representation for Picasso, his lover and muse, but as a multifaceted artist in her own right, a photographer at the height of her career and a major intellectual reference point for the Spanish artist. Focusing on the years 1935-1944, the publication explores the interpretation of their artistic partnership through essays by Raphaël Bouvier, curator at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, and Emma Lewis, assistant curator at Tate Modern.
The book is published to mark the exhibition at Pinacoteca Agnelli in partnership with the Fondation Beyeler. The two collection share a number of works by Picasso, here seen from a different point of view: going against the grain of traditional art history, which has long focused on the mythised figure of Pablo Picasso, this exhibition project focuses instead on the influence that Dora Maar had on the artist’s practice.