Dora Maar's photo of Picasso working on Guernica

$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10:00 am EST

Artists turned to food in their art, to both document and resist the dangers and deprivations of WWII. Art made during the Occupation of Paris (1940-1944) tells a vivid story about everyday life, and the will to survive and create. Together we’ll decrypt the anti-fascist political messages of paintings by Pablo Picasso created in this lesser-known but powerful period of his life and work.

You will:

  • See how depictions of food in art tell meaningful, symbolic stories about how people actually lived during the Occupation of Paris.
  • Learn about Picasso as an anti-fascist member of an avant-garde circle working in France.
  • Discover how art and culture continued to survive during WWII.

Your educator Amanda Herold-Marme, is an art historian with a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. A Parisian resident for nearly 20 years, she has taught in universities and museums, as a guide for Paris Muse. She now works for the estate of the Spanish sculptor Julio González and painter Roberta González. Amanda has always been fascinated by exiles who chose Paris as their home. A recognized specialist on that topic, Amanda was  contributing author to the exhibition publications Guernica (Musée Picasso, Paris) Lost, Loose & Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944-1964 (Reina Sofia, Madrid) and Exilio Republicano Español 1939 (Spanish Ministry of Justice).

You can also sign up for our series Food in Art.

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Image: Dora Maar’s photograph of Picasso working on Guernica (1937). Musée National Picasso-­Paris. Copyright RMN-Grand Palais, Mathieu Rabeau and Succession Picasso, 2018.

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