Maison Dora Maar
Located in the village of Ménerbes, this 18th-century town house was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar (1907–1997), the artist and Surrealist photographer who was Picasso’s companion and muse in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Maar owned the house until her death, after which a resident of both Houston and Ménerbes bought and renovated the house to transform it into a retreat for writers, scholars, and artists. In 2006, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was asked to direct this project, now called the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House. MFAH
Black and White Images Pre-MFAH via here
Every two months or so, the Maison Dora Maar hosts a vernissage, where invited guests and friends get to meet the new group of resident artists....it is a wonderful occasion to meet some shockingly talented artists, writers and filmmakers, all who have felt the call of the quiet Luberon hills....nothing like fresh air and a fine view to get the creative juices flowing!!
As the Dora Maar house is rarely open to the public, I grabbed the chance to take some pics and give you a sneak peek into one of the loveliest houses in the area.
Just think of Dora and Picasso gazing out this window at the same view!!