Dona Maar was the mistress, faithful companion of life and friend of Pablo Picasso. This was a beautiful, mysterious woman. The reason that it is all the paintings of Picasso Don shows very scary, was the period in which the unfolding relationship of the woman and a great artist.
World War I affected all spheres of life of each person. Not spared this and creativity of Spanish masters of the brush. Union Dona Maar and Pablo Picasso can not be called a romantic, sentimental. It would be correct to say that their relationship was the organization of two minds, intellectuals and artists.
It is no secret that when two people come together with a strong personality, their relationship is more than a struggle between two extraordinary personalities. Perhaps precisely because of this fact, Picasso painted the beautiful Douro is very distorted, giving it sharp corners and dark shades.
Specific targets for Maar to Picasso steel bonnet and long, sharp nails. Cap emphasized the involvement of women in the surrealist movement. In life, these details of appearance were important enough for the woman, perhaps, so Picasso emphasized them in his works.
In the portrait, “Dora Maar with cat” highlights the severity of marigold presence of a small black cat. Nails are shown in the picture, it is a symbol of unbridled nail representatives of the cat. Blue nails painted Maar are the symbol of the power of possession, violence.
Pablo Picasso has repeatedly stated that the character of Dora Maar, he compared the temperament of the Afghan cat. He reworked a beautiful, refined, oval face beloved Dora in unrecognizable and distorted caricature. Ear woman in the picture is located under the eye, mouth twisted into a smile. Yes, and the face itself is presented simultaneously on both sides: front and profile.
Behind the woman is a cat. Its position is also quite vague. On the one hand, the animal is quite cute and funny, but the color of the cat frightening note emphasizes the work. Compound Women and cats Pablo Picasso represented as a combination of endless sexual aggression and cunning characteristic of the fair sex.
Specifically, the black cat – a symbol of the hot, fiery personality of Dora Maar themselves and relations between the two artists. Thus, interweaving a variety of emotions spilled out onto Picasso painting “Dora Maar with cat”, which is the proud heritage of world art boxes today.