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Good evening , I thought tonight that I would add the alternative of an ART slam to our regular Poetry Slam’
The painting that I wanted to display is by Pablo Picasso, the title is GUERNICA see below.
|Type||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||349 cm × 776 cm (137.4 in × 305.5 in)|
|Displayed||Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid|
Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting the bombing of Guernica, Spain, by twenty-eight German bombers, on April 26, 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Republican government commissioned Pablo Picasso to create a large mural for the Spanish display at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937) Paris International Exposition in the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris.
Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-warsymbol, and an embodiment of peace. On completion Guernica was displayed around the world in a brief tour, becoming famous and widely acclaimed. This tour helped bring the Spanish civil war to the world’s attention.
Does this painting evoke any feelings or thoughts about your experiences during war?
Please send any comments in poetic or prose form to the comments section, or firstname.lastname@example.org and I can post them for you.
See you next time.
This Slam will continue until all our troops are home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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BJ Halliday Crawley Editor