“His most important picture”

April 12, 2009


Picasso was commissioned to create a mural for the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World Fair in 1937, and subsequently, upon the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica on April 27, 1937, he found his subject (Fisch 13). At the close of the Paris World’s Fair in 1938, Guernica embarked upon a world tour spreading awareness of the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, until it landed in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, where it was safe, and remained during WWII, until 1981 (13).” Read the rest of this entry »

The Meanings Behind the Images

April 12, 2009


In May of 1937, while working on Guernica, Picasso was horrified by rumors that he was in favor of Franco. He made a public statement affirming the falsity of these rumors, pointing out his acceptance of the post of Director of the Prado museum which he had been offered from the Republican Government and also referencing Guernica, announcing, Read the rest of this entry »

The Guernica Galleries at the Reina Sofia

April 6, 2009

  • In 2008, Reina Sofia Museum of Art, took great strides in order to configure Picasso’s Guernica in a new light, literally. Not only did Guernica receive the company of many valuable contemporary artworks focusing on the Spainsh Civil War, but the museum also installed new lighting fixtures in order to better display the piece (“Nuevos compaƱeros”).

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