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Pablo Picasso

776,6 x 349 cm
Basicinformation
1937
Oil on canvas
776,6 cm x 349 776,6 cm x 349
Pablo Picasso.
In January 1937,
he was
commissioned by
the Spanish
Republican gover
nment to create a
large mural for
the Spanish
display at
the ExpositionInte
rnationaledes Arts
et
Techniquesdansla
VieModerne at
the 1937 World's
Fair in Paris.
The shape and posture of the
bodies express protest.

The newspaper
print used in the
painting reflects
how Picasso
learned of the
massacre.


The broken sword near the
bottom of the painting
symbolizes the defeat of the
people at the hand of their
tormentors. (Berger 1980; Chipp
1988)

Picasso uses black,
white, and grey paint
to set a somber mood
and express pain and
chaos.
The light bulb in the painting
represents the sun.

Flaming buildings and
crumbling walls not only
express the destruction of
Guernica, but reflect the
destructive power of civil
war.

Bull
Picasso said that it
symbolized
brutality and
darkness.
The representation,
usual in Christian
art, the Virgin Mary
holding in her arms
her dead son.
Motherwithdiedson
Dove

Generally it has been
considered a broken peace
symbol.

Diedwarrior

An armis holding a broken sword and a
flower, which can be interpreted as a ray
of hope within that heartbreaking
scene.

Lightbulb
It has been said that this symbolizes the
scientific and electronic advances that
becomes a form of social progress but
also a way of mass destruction in modern
warfare.
Horse
It symbolizes the innocent victims
of war.

Manbegging
Symbol of the horror of
modern warfare..

.It symbolizes that the spirit of the dead rises above the oppression of the powers. .It symbolizes that the spirit of the dead rises above the oppression of the powers.
Woman of the lamp
This woman is interpreted as
an allegory of the spooky
Republic
Woman kneeling
This woman is
interpreted as an
allegory of the
spooky Republic
Oblique arrow
It symbolizes that the spirit of the
dead rises above the oppression of
the powers.

.It symbolizes that the spirit of the dead rises above the oppression of the powers. .It symbolizes that the spirit of the dead rises above the oppression of the powers.
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This paint took so much time to arrive to Spain because
Picasso didn't want the paint to be in Franco's possessions; so
he painted it in France


Femme et chien
devant la lune

Painting (snail,
woman, flower,
star) - Joan Mir.

Madre con nio
muerto
-Picasso
Monumento a los
Espaoles muertos
por Francia
-Picasso
dBibliography
Museum's information

http://elespiritudelchemin.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/joan-
mirc3b3-en-el-ac3b1o-1935-o-femme-et-chien-devant-la-
lune.jpg

http://www.museoreinasofia.es/sites/default/files/obras/AS11273
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By: Jimena Iglesias, Andrea Moreno, Brbara Snchez and Lorena Turgano