Wednesday lecture: Picasso
Picasso and Dora Maar: love and war 1935–45
Dr Frank Heckes, La Trobe University
This lecture will focus on Picasso’s intense relationship with the photographer and surrealist artist Dora Maar during the turbulent period of world history between 1935 and 1945. There will be detailed study of Maar’s photomontage 29 rue d’Astorg, Picasso’s drawings, prints and paintings in which he mythologised their relationship by depicting Harpies and Minotaurs, Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica and Maar’s photographic documentation of its creation, his ‘Weeping women’ compositions for which Maar served as catalyst and model, and his still life paintings created after the bleak years of World War II in 1945, the year that he and Maar separated because of his love affair with Françoise Gilot.
Image: Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Wednesday 29 February 2012, 7.15pm
Bookings not required, but seats are limited.
Theatre doors open 6.45pm
Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Related exhibition: Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso