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Dora Maar at Tate Modern

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Time 10:00
Date 20/11/19
Price £13
  • Produced by Tate Modern
  • Price £13 | £12 concessions | Free for members
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Exploring the breadth of Maar's long career in the context of her contemporaries, this is the largest retrospective of Dora Mara ever held in the UK.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 - Sunday 15 March 2020, 10:00 - 18:00.

During the 1930s, Dora Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism.

Her eye for the unusual also translated to her commercial photography, including fashion and advertising, as well as to her social documentary projects. In Europe’s increasingly fraught political climate, Maar signed her name to numerous left-wing manifestos – a radical gesture for a woman at that time.

Her relationship with Pablo Picasso had a profound effect on both their careers. She documented the creation of his most political work, Guernica 1937. He immortalised her as Weeping Woman 1937. Together they made a series of portraits combining experimental photographic and printmaking techniques.

In middle and later life Maar withdrew from photography. She concentrated on painting and found stimulation and solace in poetry, religion, and philosophy, returning to her darkroom only in her seventies.