Guernica – Summary

April 26, 2009

0102085656800.jpg 6a00d834515c2769e200e54f465d838834-640wi.jpg72 years ago today, on April 26, 1937, the Nazi Condor Legion bombed the small basque town of Guernica. Days later, Picasso, who was commissioned to create a piece to represent Spain for the 1937 Paris World’s Fair, began the creation of what would become an icon for the Spanish Civil War.While in Madrid, my main focus was to capture how the Spanish Civil War is being represented through exhibitions. Read the rest of this entry »

Guernica Re-visited

March 7, 2009


  • Standing before Picasso´s Guernica today, I felt small. This was not due to the painting’s enormous size (11ft tall and 26.5 ft wide!) or the grotesque, writhing figures that dance across a stark white wall, in bold black and white brushstrokes. It was due to my recognition of the audacity behind the work, and the context in which I, and the painting literally and historically stood. Read the rest of this entry »