The artwork

#10

Guernica

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Original title

Gernika (Basque)

date

1937

details

Media: Oil, canvas
Dimensions: 349 x 776 cm
Classification: Paintings
Style: Cubist
Genre: Allegorical painting

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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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