Monday, 2 August 2010

Dora Maar

Dora Maar, most famously known as the sitter, muse and partner of Pablo Picasso, notably ‘The Weeping Woman’. Maar also documented Picasso’s iconic painting ‘Guernica’. She was however already a famous photographer when she met him in 1936. She supported herself in the 1920’s and 1930’s as a commercial photographer. She brought her own vision to an otherwise uniform genre. Her avant garde and Surrealist imagery made her famous within the art world.

This Is Not The Chelsea Flower Show (now on at Diemar/Noble Gallery London) displays work by seven world-class photographers including Dora Maar. Each photographer has explored the use of floral imagery in their own unique way, re-appraising our notions of the flower within the photographic image.


A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.