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  Picasso's Secret Guernica
Guernica has been the subject of more books than any other work in modern art and it is often described as..."the most important work of art of the twentieth century", yet its meanings have to this day eluded some of the most renowned scholars.
The preoccupying theme of Guernica is of course death; reinforcing this, in the centre of the painting is a hidden skull which dominates the viewer's subliminal impressions.
Below the dying horse in the centre of the painting is a concealed bull's head contained in the outline of the horse's buckled front leg.
web.org.uk /picasso/secret_guernica.html   (956 words)

  Guernica (painting) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guernica is one of the most famous paintings by Pablo Picasso, depicting the consequences of the bombing of Guernica.
The choice to paint in fl and white contrasts with the intensity of the scene depicted and invokes the immediacy of a newspaper photograph.
Between 1939 and 1952, the painting travelled extensively in the United States; between 1953 and 1956 it was shown in Brazil, at the first-ever Picasso retrospective in Milan, Italy, and then in numerous other major European cities, before returning to MOMA for a retrospective celebrating Picasso 's seventy fifth birthday.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guernica_(painting)   (1353 words)

 The last war picture
Guernica was, it appears, commissioned by the sorely pressed Republican government in the thick of the Spanish Civil War.
The painting is praised for the way in which it draws together manifold impulses which, acting by themselves as it were, had already led the painter's hand to draw very different sorts of picture.
The suggestion is that Guernica records some bodily suffering which Picasso himself undergoes, in some empathetic way, "as he daily hears the news" of the war; and "what has happened to the bodies in being painted" is supposed to be "the imaginative equivalent of what has happened to them in sensation in the flesh".
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 Guernica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guernica (painting), a famous painting by Pablo Picasso
bombing of Guernica, the bombing of the city during Spanish Civil War
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guernica   (93 words)

 The My Hero Project - GuernicaGuernica
Guernica illustrates the havoc that is wreaked upon humanity in times of war and in times of dictatorships.
Guernica was originally exhibited at the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris International Exposition in 1937.
Guernica has since been returned to Spain as it is truly a masterwork of Spanish art and is part of that country's heritage of freedom from cruelty and dictatorships.
myhero.com /myhero/heroprint.asp?hero=Guernica   (424 words)

 Guernica Introduction
But the mural called Guernica is not at all what Pablo Picasso has in mind when he agrees to paint the centerpiece for the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 World's Fair.
The Spanish Pavilion's main attraction, Picasso's Guernica, is a sober reminder of the tragic events in Spain.
Initial reaction to the painting is overwhelmingly critical.
www.pbs.org /treasuresoftheworld/guernica/gmain.html   (1005 words)

 Free Essay A Look At Picasso and Guernica Art Piece
The difference between photographs and original paintings is that the painting allows the viewer to break through the "wall" and actually experience the feelings and emotions expressed in the painting.
When the viewer strips away all of the political issues associated with Guernica, "it is a painting about how Picasso imagines suffering; and in it he is painting his own suffering as he daily hears the news from his own country." ("Success and Failure" 169) Guernica does not affect the painting, the painting effects Guernica.
Another important figure that dominates the painting is the mother holding the dead child which "may have been inspired by a photograph." (Chipp 92) Guernica is unique because Picasso painted images through his eyes and with brush strokes, his paintings were logical in his mind and not influenced by outside sources.
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 Pablo Picasso's Guernica
Guernica the painting is full of Picasso’s signature imagery such as the Minotaur, the depiction of the suffering of women and images of Christian martyrdom.
The painting travelled extensively around America and the rest of the world until, after concerns about its state, it was decided to keep it in one place – a room on the third floor of MOMA along with some of Picasso’s other pieces.
Guernica, especially during the 1970’s, had come to be a great symbol of both the death of Franco and his regime, and also of Basque nationalism.
www.babylon-idiomas.com /eng/htm/resources-pablo-picasso-guernica.htm   (475 words)

 Picasso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Guernica was originally located at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 1939 it was moved to the New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Guernica was considered the most important work of art of the twentieth century as it depicted the horrors of war, in which the Spanish dictator gave permission to the Germans to use the small town as bombing practice.
The rhythm of this painting is in the balance of the circular patterns of the breasts and belly and in how the model has her hands over head to show how relaxed she is with Picasso.
www.nhcs.k12.in.us /staff/pbortka/studentwork/arthistory/Picasso/Picasso.html   (7939 words)

 Picasso Guernica - the horror behind the painting
Guernica, the most ancient town of the Basques and the centre of their cultural tradition, was completely destroyed yesterday afternoon by insurgent air raiders.
The whole of Guernica was soon in flames except the historic Casa de Juntas with its rich archives of the Basque race, where the ancient Basque Parliament used to sit.
The famous oak of Guernica, the dried old stump of 600 years and the young new shoots of this century, was also untouched.
www.spanish-fiestas.com /art/Picasso-guernica.htm   (1492 words)

 Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!
The original 1937 painting depicts the terrorized and dying civilians at Guernica, a small Basque village in northern Spain that Generalissimo Francisco Franco's Nationalist regime, battling the Republican government during the Spanish Civil War, allowed the German air force to use for target practice.
"Guernica" is the most famously harrowing painting of a slaughterhouse made in the modern era.
Painted by Picasso for the Spanish pavilion at Paris' 1937 Exposition Universelle, it records the artist's revulsion at the bombing of innocent civilians in the Basque town of Guernica by Nazi allies of Gen. Francisco Franco.
www.artistsnetwork.org /news8/news348.html   (1907 words)

 Guernica, by Picasso
Guernica was well behind the battle lines, but Franco authorized the attack as a means of intimidating his foes in the region.
The enormous painting, which measures 3.5 feet by 7.75 meters, is a savage indictment of man's inhumanity to man. Painted in desolate tones of fl, white, and gray, the painting shows a gored horse, a screaming mother holding a dead child, a bewildered bull, and other nightmarish images that effectively evoke the horror of war.
Guernica was exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris International Exposition and in 1939 was sent to New York on a tour for the benefit of the Spanish Refugee Committee.
www.geocities.com /art4sep/guernica/guerntxt.html   (1819 words)

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Without doubt, Guernica is Picasso’s masterpiece, indeed the major artwork of the 20th century.
Guernica has been described by a number of art historians as a painting of war, much like the large battlefield paintings of the 18th century.
Guernica will continue to upset, trouble and disturb further generations of painters and sculptors in the centuries ahead.
www.legacy-project.org /exhibit/display.html?Virtual_Exhibition=4   (835 words)

 Yusuf Arakkal's Paintings
As he researched for the Guernica series, he worked on computer generated images which were born out of a brush with newspaper headlines.
This painting was the artist's reaction towards the horrific and unfortunate incidents that shook the Indian state of Gujarat last year, where a lot of human lives were lost.
In restlessly moving from one subject matter to another, Arakkal tried to demonstrate that an artist's job is mainly to find a way to communicate by creating a language that is not exclusive to one set of individuals bound by religion, or community, or ideology, but one that can break through all these barriers.
www.inika.com /arakkal/painting.htm   (529 words)

This was a ridiculous story because the bridge was only 75 feet long and 30 feet wide, supported by two slim pillars.There was no need to use 400 pounds of explosives for every square yard of the bridge and to assemble the largest air force ever in order to remove it.
At a moment like that, she would not be concerned with her clothes being partially removed from her body as she would be with the horror of holding her dead child.
All these gross deformities, all the ugliness ih the painting are reminders that death by war is obscene.
members.tripod.com /Ann_Roomel/Guernicapage.htm   (1379 words)

 Search: Guernica - FOX News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Guernica was an aerial attack on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War by...
Guernica is Picasso's masterpiece, indeed the major artwork of the 20th century.
Guernica is situated 30 kilometers east of Bilbao, in the Basque province of Vizcaya.
search.foxnews.com /_1_KD8T2602UR2CEB__info.foxnws/search/web/Guernica   (600 words)

 Picasso's war art
Spanish painter Pablo Picasso painted mural (1937) of bombing of Basque city of Guernica by German airforce during Spanish Civil War.
Six days after the bombing of Guernica PP began work on mural for the Spanish Pavillion of the International Exhibition in Paris held in summer of 1937.
Painted in near monochrome (shades of grey with some purplish and bluish and brownish tints).
homepage.mac.com /dmhart/WarArt/StudyGuides/Picasso.html   (1261 words)

 RuminateThis: FASCISTS REDUX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In April of 1937, the holy Basque city of Guernica was bombed into oblivion.
It's important to remember Guernica, as it's important to remember Auschwitz and the Khmer Rhouge; as important it will be to remember Baghdad.
The piece depicts the nightmare that was Guernica on that April day; the children, their families and animals all screaming out in horror as the bombs drop upon them.
www.ruminatethis.com /archives/000868.html   (321 words)

 Guernica - Interpretation
His painting was placed on a wall just next to the entrance as this wall was prominent and the only place on the ground floor which was protected from weather.
To the left of the centre there is a lamp hanging from the upper edge of the painting which sends short and sharp rays of light to the lying and fleeing.
The proportions of light in "Guernica" are a witness of this violence.
www.kunstunterricht.de /material/wagner/virtual_restoration/english/Htmls/guernica.html   (825 words)

 Author Interview, Picasso's War, Russell Martin, Author
He did experiment early in the painting's creation with the inclusion of a bit of color in pieces of wallpaper with red tones applied with glue to the canvas.
The painting was initially placed behind bullet-proof glass, and guards bearing machine-guns stood at its flanks to ensure its safety, but in the two decades since its arrival in Madrid, there has not been a single incident of vandalism or a threat to the security of the painting.
With the kind of conservation and protection the painting could be provided by a museum like the Guggenheim, the ongoing appeal by the Basque government for a temporary exhibition of the painting in Bilbao might eventually be heard in Madrid.
www.picassoswar.com /interview.html   (1568 words)

 Guernica, 1937, Hidden from View So as Not to Offend the Perpetrators of Guernica, 2003 - BuzzFlash News Analysis
Guernica represents the devastation of the town of Guernica, Spain, which was bombed by Nazi planes April 27, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War.
Picasso was slated to paint the centerpiece for the Spanish Pavilion, and he spent several months seeking inspiration for the mural.
Guernica had served as the testing ground for a new Nazi military tactic -– blanket-bombing a civilian population to demoralize the enemy.
www.buzzflash.com /analysis/03/02/07_Guernica.html   (1079 words)

 Fallujah : America's Guernica
At the end of the day, Guernica was in total ruins and 1,654 Basque civilians had been slaughtered and 889 wounded.
The painting "Guernica" has now become a worldwide symbol of the horrors of war waged by evil fascists and dictators who place no value on human life in their pursuits of political goals and conquest of natural resources.
The media reports conceal from Americans the true character of the vicious military assault which is to destroy a significant source of opposition to the USA colonialist occupation and its puppet regime.
www.aztlan.net /fallujah_guernica.htm   (667 words)

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Picasso painting becomes anti-Iraq war symbol -!-!- Doree Shafrir -!-!- 2006/01/10 -!-!- The billboard-size "Guernica" has stood as a symbol of the horrors of war since Picasso painted it in 1937 at the height of the Spanish Civil War.
Now, a Michigan artist is encouraging people across the country to put reproductions of the iconic painting--monochromatic figures of dead and dying men, women, children and animals after a bombing--on billboards as a statement against the war in Iraq.
The “Guernica” billboards are also part of what Unger calls “open source art,” an idea loosely adapted from the principles of open source software, in which people add to a project that can be freely adopted by anyone else.
jscms.jrn.columbia.edu /cns/2006-01-10/shafrir-guernica/fullText   (678 words)

The painting is based on the events of April 27, 1937, when the German airforce, in support of the Fascist forces led by Generalissimo Francisco Franco, carried out a bombing raid on the Basque village of Guernica in northern Spain.
In considering the painting, I think it is important to understand it in relationship to the tradition of history painting that dominated European painting at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries.
Gros' painting of Murat at the Battle of Aboukir illustrates the heroic calvary charge of the French General Joachim Murat to retake the fortress at Aboukir as part of the Egyptian campaign against the Turks.
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 CNN.com - The art of Basque separatism - May 22, 2002
Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica, one of the great masterpieces of modern art, is for many Basques the supreme symbol of their struggle for nationhood.
Picasso painted the huge fl and white, oil-on-canvas mural in 1937 in response to the bombing of the northern Spanish town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).
Picasso painted it in Paris, where he was living at the time, producing initial sketches on May 1, 1937, and, despite its huge size (349.3 cms by 776.6 cms), completing the final canvas by June 4.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/02/08/spain.guernica   (786 words)

 Buber's Basque Page: Book Review: Picasso's War by Russell Martin
We follow the painting from Picasso's studio, to the world's fair, to New York where it is held in safe keeping until democracy returns to Spain, and finally to Madrid, where it currently resides.
Guernica has become the modern symbol of the horrors of warfare, resonanting not only with the Basque people, but also with the Japonese, the Germans, and other peoples who have first hand witnessed these horrors.
This painting symbolizes all that is horrible and aweful in war, all of the suffering that occurs.
www.buber.net /Basque/Features/Books/bpu_picassoswar.html   (654 words)

 Picasso: Love & War 1935-1945
Chaos and despair are amplified by sharp, angular shapes, particularly the bold triangular form at the centre of the painting and vivid contrasts of light and shade.
Guernica was to be published as postcards for sale at the exhibition (to fund the Spanish Republican war effort), which also meant that Picasso must constantly consider how the painting would work as a photographic image on a small scale.
Her presence is recorded in the painting as the face of the woman bearing the lamp.
www.ngv.vic.gov.au /picasso/education/ed_JTE_ITG.html   (1983 words)

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