Monday, November 2, 2009

Pablo Picasso

I saw a great documentary online the other day about Picasso, and one work in particular, Guernica. Until I saw this documentary I didn't understand just what that painting meant - I suppose it pays to pay attention in class. It was a government commissioned work, and I suppose what is most interesting about it is that Picasso really pushed himself into another place when he painted it, he started to take the piss after a while with his work. The work acts as both a revelation and a prophecy. The Spanish Civil War was to only get worse when this was painted. By the end of the war everyone in Spain knew this work.

Watch the documentary...

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