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  • A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater that is caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption, an explosion caused by groundwater coming into contact with hot lava or magma. A maar characteristically fills with water to form a relatively shallow crater lake. — “Maar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Before meeting Picasso, Maar was already famous as a photographer. Maar became the rival of Picasso's blonde mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, who had a newborn daughter with Picasso, named Maya. — “Dora Maar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The canvas (50 ½ by 37 ½ inches / 128.3 cm by 95.3 cm) was one of many portraits of Dora Maar painted by Pablo Picasso over their nearly decade-long relationship. Picasso fell in love with the 36-year old Maar at the age of 55 and soon began living with her. — “Dora Maar au Chat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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