Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Pablo Picasso
Oil on Canvas

Guernica is one of Picasso's well known works. He created this painting to remember those lives impacted by the bombing of the town of Guernica by the Nazis. The use of variations of black and white gives the painting a powerful effect. The different scenes within the painting all embody the tragedies of war. You have people running from the bombing, a man being trampled by a horse, a mother cradling her dead child as well as animals in pain. All of these characters make up a dramatic painting, but together they really portray what the horror of war is. Guernica can be seen at the Museo Reina Sophia in Madrid.

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