Pablo Picasso

“Guernica” 1937 Pablo Picasso Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid Spain Featuring Pablo Picasso this month of April is a real pleasure to me. Picasso is one of the greatest artists that ever lived enjoying his fame and fortune while he was alive. Read the following paragraphs copied from Wikipedia.

Arguably Picasso’s most famous work is his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica during theSpanish Civil WarGuernica. This large canvas embodies for many the inhumanity, brutality and hopelessness of war. Asked to explain its symbolism, Picasso said, “It isn’t up to the painter to define the symbols. Ot

herwise it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words! The public who look at the picture must interpret the symbols as they understand them.”

Guernica hung in New York’s Museum of Modern Art for many years. In 1981 Guernica was returned to Spain and exhibited at the Casón del Buen Retiro. In 1992 the painting hung in Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum when it opened.

Celebrating Picasso is like celebrating life of its true essence of freedom. Picasso painted relentlessly as much as he enjoyed being with people whom he was intimate with. He processed his portraits with vibrant colors, skewed figures, strange lines that suggested movement, and enjoying time and moments with the subjects themselves.




Ali Bernie Buga-y has been a teacher in arts and music to different international schools in Thailand for nine years until he decided to enjoy the full time lifestyle of being a visual artist. Together with his family, he travels to different national parks in Thailand to experience true encounters in nature and the wildlife. His love for the birds and animals is the driving force that motivates him to photograph and paint them as seen in the wild. The joys of birding can only be shared through visual representations of these lovely feathered creatures carefully studied and observed in their natural habitat. As a graduate of Theology, he perfectly understands that somehow man should find ways to emerge himself to an edenic experience here on earth; and through these physical experiences man may again find spirituality beholding nature. Complicated as it may seem, Bernie finds it refreshing to the mind and soul as nature reveals itself when he observes and study them carefully through photography.