Guernica by Pablo Picasso
75 years ago today on April 26th 1937, Guernica, a Spanish Basque town, was bombed by Fascist Italian and Nazi German forces. That was during the Spanish Civil War. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was asked to create a painting to memorialize and also tell the world about this tragic event. That same year, he painted his world renowned mural masterpiece “Guernica”. It was then exposed in Paris. It used to be shown at the Prado in Madrid (Museo del Prado) – that’s where we saw it, it’s breathtaking, but can currently be seen at the Museo Reina Sofía, also in Madrid. Until you get to Madrid, you may want to check the video below for an insightful and simple discussion on Pablo Picasso’s Chef d’Oeuvre “Guernica”.