Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to 'Guernica'


This could well be the biggest exhibition of the year. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of 'Guernica', the Reina Sofía presents this exhibition that looks into Picasso's vision of modern warfare, whose objective was destruction of entire populations, and focuses on the imaginary roots of the imposing painting in works created after 1925, where you could already see scenes showing explicitly violent situations. Picasso took on this theme on various occasions and linked it directly and indirectly to sexuality. 'Pity and Terror...' poses a thorough analysis of what this painting represents: the interior of a room that collapses and breaks into a thousand pieces because of a bomb, and about the path it had to take artistically speaking in order to become the masterpiece it is.


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