Artist, photographer and muse. Dora Maar, was a source of inspiration for the works of Pablo Picasso, with whom she had a ten-year relationship, and a fundamental presence for the genius of the Spanish painter.
Now an exhibition of her work will be on show at the Palazzo Fortuny (fortuny.visitmuve.it), Venice, from the 8th of March until the 14th of July.
A member of the avant-garde, intellectual milieu of Paris, she was a friend of Man Ray, André Breton and Paul Eluard – she photographed her lover in her studio on rue d’Astorg, 29. She ultimately adopted surrealism, forming a solid artistic, political and sentimental relationship with Picasso.
From the 14th of March until the 1st of September, the Guggenheim in Bilbao (guggenheim-bilbao.es) is hosting an exhibition by Yoko Ono, who became a legend alongside her husband, John Lennon. It is entitled, “Half-A-Wind Show”, to celebrate the artist on the occasion of her eightieth birthday.
Feminist, pacifist, conceptual artist and avant-garde performer, on this occasion she is showcasing nearly 200 pieces that recount the 60 years of her work, ranging from politics to the concept of the absurd. Amongst these, a video that features John Lennon’s smile – in fact, it is entitled, “Film number 5 (Smile)”. It forms part of the 1981 video, “Walking on Thin Ice” realised by Yoko Ono/Ono Plastic Band.