Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso

Dora Maar au Chat

Dora Maar with Cat by Pablo Picasso

Painting Details

20th Century Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title and Year: Dora Maar au Chat or Dora Maar with Cat, 1941
Size: 128cm x 95cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Subject: Woman Portraits, Portraits


The seductive curves and sexuality of the Marie Therese Walter works have disappeared and been replaced with angular, awkward and stiff lines in this painting of Picasso's lover Dora Maar. Much of the light and playfulness has been replaced with a more complicated and less appealing darkness.

Dora Maar with a Cat sold for more than $95 million dollars in 2006 to an unidentified Russian bidder at a Sotheby's auction in New York City. The low estimate put on the painting by the auction house was $50 million but with another 5 bidders also waving their paddles around for the work it wasn't going to go cheap.

See more Picasso Blue Period Paintings, Cubist Paintings or Late Picasso Paintings.

More information on

About AQ
Search for Quote
Social Media
Privacy Policy


Subscribe to the weekly Art Quotes newsletter to receive a couple inspirational arty quotes.

Subscribe Unsubscribe

Quote of the Moment

  • "The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings."
    Paul Cezanne