Contemplating Guernica in all its greatness
The extraordinary work continues to captivate 80 years after Picasso painted it. The piece features in a colossal exhibition at Madrid’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Author: Mireya Castañeda | email@example.com
june 29, 2017 10:06:58
The structure of the painting is similar to that of a triptych, whose central panel is occupied by the dying horse and the woman carrying the lamp. On the right, the house on fire with the woman screaming, and, on the left, the bull and the woman with her dead baby. Photo: museoreinasofia.es
Guernica is the most famous painting of the 20th century. Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 – Mougins, France, 1973) first unveiled the monumental piece to the public 80 years ago and to celebrate this anniversary, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid has organized the exhibition Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica.
The exhibition focuses on the evolution of Picasso’s art – considered one of the greatest artists of all time, a genius of world painting and above all a great innovator – of which Guernica formed a crucial part.