Guernica is a mural-sized oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso completed in June 1937, at his home on Rue des Grands Augustins, in Paris. The painting, now in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, was done with a palette of gray, black, and white, and is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.
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Background Stories behind Guernica
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso, A.K.A, Pablo Picasso is the master hand behind “Guernica”. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso created “Guernica” to reflect the aftermath that the Guernica city suffered following the attack of German and Italian war-planes on 26th April 1937. Today, “Guernica” is seen as a powerful symbol, warning humanity against the wide scale suffering and devastation that war brings about.
The painting was showcased around the world in a brief tour with the motive of bringing the worldwide attention towards the deadly Spanish Civil War.
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