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Pablo Picasso ~ Guernica (1937)


Pablo Picasso
Guernica (1937)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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Probaly the most famous painting of the 20th century.

It's a huge work not just in size but in motive. Picasso painted it as a response to the destruction of the small Basque town of Guernica by Nazi aircraft; the political context and circumstances are described here. It was Dora Maar who found Picasso a studio in Paris big enough to hold the projected work, and, thankfully, photographed each stage of its creation.

The dramatic feel of Guernica's is helped in no small part by its great size and the fact that it is painted entirely in black, white and shades of grey. There are Picasso techniques from earlier works, but here them to yield a great cry of shock and pain. The bombs are unseen, invisible, menacing. Their impact is only hinted at in the sunflash of the electric bulb and the light above the door. All we see are the victims, suddenly struck down.

The worldwide fame of Guernica was not just its appearance at the Paris Exhibition, but by the fact it toured internationally. This garnered sympathy for the beleaguered Spanish Republic; but, like most works of art, it didn't change the course of events...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Guernica (1937) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

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