For the young

The Story of Dora Maar
Little Stories of Great Women Artists
02.06.2020

Little Stories of Great Women Artists is an original project of playful and educational animated videos for children from the age of 7 and older.

The objective of each episode? To shed light on the life and work of a woman artist from the 20th century in a three minute video. Imagined by screenwriter Sophie Caron, each story conveys the originality of an artist’s approach, their importance within an artistic movement, certain significant biographical stories, as well as difficulties that the artist may have encountered in her practice.

In a landscape where children’s publications and activities about art privilege male artists, this new and unique project intends for younger audiences to be able to identify important figures beyond all gender stereotypes. Through the discovery of these women artists, we hope to invite as many people as possible to discover the emotion that art can bring.

In the fourth episode of Little Stories of Great Women Artists, we embark on an journey with painter and photographer Dora Maar. Long considered as Pablo Picasso’s muse, Dora Maar finally had a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2019 that allowed for the (re)discovery of both her artistic practice and the essential role that she played for surrealist photography. This new episode is an opportunity to consider other female photographers from the era and to study different techniques such as photomontage and photograms.

This project is made possible by the support of the Fondation ENGIE.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron. Illustrator: Louise Nelson. Editor: Maggali Baraban. Voice: Melha Bossard.

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