A statement for peace written in oil paint.
Nobody remains impassive when they first see Picasso's painting Guernica in the
Reina Sofia Museum of Madrid: Some viewers gasp in recognition, others are stunned,
a few older Spaniards even burst into tears. The enormous canvas, where twisted
abstract figures cascade across an exploding landscape in agony and confusion, is
the West's most famous anti-war statement. It also captures the tragic history of
Spain's bloody civil war, which raged in the late 1930s and still resonates today.
The Spanish-born Picasso was living in Paris when Spain's Republican government
asked him to create a painting for the 1937 World's Fair.
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