Wednesday, March 13, 2013


This painting is called "Guernica" and it's by Pablo Picasso. It's an oil on canvas and is a response to the bombing of Guernica, Spain. It was done in 1937 and is considered an iconic painting for peace. I was drawn to this painting because of the complexity that goes on in it. You see people animals and other figures all seeming distressed and eerie. Even before I read about the painting's meaning I really liked that it was in black and white. I liked the fact that it was a B&W even more after realizing what it exemplifies because it does show the black and white of war without needing any words.

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