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Dora Maar and Françoise Gilot were much more than Picasso's muses or lovers. They are important artists in their own right

By Lisa French, Professor & Dean, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University
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Among Picasso’s partners were two formidable female artists: Dora Maar (1907–97) and Françoise Gilot (1921-).

For a long time, these women were known primarily as his muse or lover, but further scrutiny of their extensive careers reveals that they were also his collaborators and innovative artists in their own right.

Both women profoundly influenced Picasso, and both were exceptional talents.

The Picasso Century, currently at the National Gallery of Victoria, offers a…The Conversation


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