top of page
Dora Maar
Jeanne Hebuterne
Dora Maar2

The Muse Series:

I was fascinated by the number of artists whose lives and art were directly influenced by the women in their lives. Call them ‘Muses’ or in most cases mistresses, without them, a lot of artists may had led very different lives.

1. Dora Maar - Picasso’s Muse (1936 - 1944) 

Famous in her own right as a photographer, poet and painter,

Dora Maar’s beauty and self mutilation attracted Picasso -
(she cut her fingers and a table playing “the knife game”).
Picasso got her bloodied gloves and exhibited them
on a shelf in his apartment. 


2. Jeanne Hebuterne - Modigliani’s Principal Muse 

On 24 January 1920, Amadeo Modigliani died after a long battle

with Tuberculous Meningitis (along with substance abuse). 

The day after his death, Jeanne Hebuterne tragically threw herself

from a 5th floor apartment and died along with Modigliani’s unborn child.

3. Jeanne Hebuterne - The Art  school years

Jeanne Hebuterne was at art school when she met ModiglianI

4. Dora Maar - Picasso Muse (1936 - 1944)

Another interpretation painted as a commission.




bottom of page