Collection

10

El Guernica

Qr Code

original title

Gernika (Basque)

The artwork

date

1937

details

Oil, canvas

Cubist
Allegorical painting
349 x 776 cm

Links

The artist

Pablo Picasso

October 25, 1881

Spanish

Where to see it

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso

Why we love it

In 1937, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, German and Italian planes bombed the Basque town of Guernica in Spain.

For Picasso, the artist is a political being, aware of events, and reacts to them.
Paint is a weapon to attack and defend yourself.

Picasso locked up for a month of intense work, finished an  artwork of enormous proportions, loaded with symbolic interpretations, one of the works that has become an icon against the terrible suffering that all wars and authoritarian regimes, an antiwar and pacifist symbol, so that we reflect on the tragedies that we must avoid.

This is just our small contribution, your curiosity can do the rest.

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