“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 War—Guernica. 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.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_picasso
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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_picasso
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.