Pablo Picasso's Guernica

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Pablo Picasso’s Guernica Painting

The piece of artwork that I have selected was from one of the most well-known artists from the twentieth century, the famous Pablo Picasso, His painting, the “Guernica” was a mural sized painting at an astonishing 11.5 feet tall and 25.6 feet wide. This painting was also known as being painted in response to the bombing of Guernica in 1937, which was the date that the Guernica was painted. There were many different portions of the painting that that I considered interesting so I will go from left to right explaining the interesting parts of the painting that caught my eye. In my eyes the painting from left to right described the destruction of the city of Guernica. Starting on the left I spotted what seems to look like a woman that is grieving over her child who is dead or dying in her arms and just above her is what to me looks like a bull with a tail that looks similar to flames. Behind the bull I noticed a bird that looks like it is in panic because of the chaos that is occurring in the painting. Moving towards the center of the Guernica I spotted what looks like a horse that it is dying of a stab wound located in the center of the horses’ body with a man coming from a building to the right with a candle in hand. The horse seems to be in an agonizing state of pain because when I noticed the broken sword on the ground in the hands of a dead man, my first thought was that it was stabbed by that man before he died. Above the horses head I also noticed what looks like a lamp in the shape of an eye containing evil. The man who was holding the candle also appears to be inside a burning building as a result of the bombings. Moving to the end of the painting I saw a woman who was looking up to the “evil eye” in awe because of the chaos around her in the painting, and what I noticed about her is that she was either staggering…...

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