Saturday, July 21, 2012

"Guernica at 75."

It is among the most compelling pieces of art that I've had the good fortune to view.

Guernica at 75: symbol of art's triumph over war. The bombing of Guernica in 1937 has become less an emblem of the horror of war than its redemption by art, by Amy Goodman (Guardian)

Seventy-five years ago, the Spanish town of Guernica was bombed into rubble. The brutal act propelled one of the world's greatest artists into a three-week painting frenzy. Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" starkly depicts the horrors of war, etched into the faces of the people and the animals on the 20-by-30ft canvas. It would not prove to be the worst attack during the Spanish civil war, but it became the most famous, through the power of art.

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