Pity and terror picassos path to guernica book
Pity and Terror: Picasso's Path to Guernica — contentCultural Network. About us. We are an agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of culture, both in Spain and overseas. Pablo Picasso. Guernica,
ISBN 13: 9788480265522
The history of the atrocity, of the execution and exhibition of the painting, and the reportage which surrounded both massacre and Picasso are dealt with sensitively and comprehensively. The Reina Sofia has founded an archive devoted to the work. The power of the paintings and the energy of the artist take up enough space. Yet there is one, crucial question, imposed by the curators upon the works, which is not only fascinating but also has a place in a journal about concepts of beauty. Were they always a preoccupation of his? Guernica did not come out of nowhere.
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As anniversaries go, few are more potent than the one marked by this exhibition. - The news of the bombardment of the Basque town of Guernica by German planes during the Spanish Civil War was the inspiration that set Picasso to work on Guernica, the picture that transcended the specific historical moment to which it refers to become the great icon of the twentieth century. Following retrospectives in which Guernica was exhibited in relation to its historic context and in direct dialogue with other works from the history of painting, a broad overview is now offered of the conditions that made the work possible through the work produced by Picasso in the course of the previous decade.