Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu, Dora Maar.jpg

Title

Subject

Photograph by Dora Maar

Description

"The Surrealist artist Dora Maar is better known as Picasso's dark-haired model and companion in the late 1930s than for her astonishing works. Her incarnation of the bestial nature of man is titled after the infamous and absurd dictatorial antihero of Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi (1896). Maar's imaginative evocation of the pear-shaped, breast-plated Ubu in the monstrous reality of a baby armadillo is one of the most compelling and repellent of Surrealist photographs." - From image website

Creator

Dora Maar

Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date

1936

Rights

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Citation

Dora Maar, “Pere Ubu,” Surrealism in 20th Century Britain, accessed July 25, 2017, http://atimeline.omeka.net/items/show/11.