Saturday, March 11, 2006

Peace as Art

How can peace be expressed through art? Guernica, one of the most famous paintings depicting the horrors of war, is just that. An awesome depiction of the horrors of war. It's heroic jumble of bodies, seen though the eyes of the master, Picasso, tears at your heart in its power.

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2 comments:

susan said...

oh mary anne, this image is part of my childhood. at our sunday school area at our church, this print hung for years and facintated and terrorized me weekly.
i could never get it out of my heart.
xox
susan

CarolGert said...

I'm in my seventies, and only less than a decade ago I stood in front of this painting and wept. It hangs alone in a hugh room in the Prado in Madrid. Many studies he made, hang in rooms around it so one passes from smaller ideas into the big room with the broken people and places in the gray images on the overwhelming large canvas. I've never know such pain and sorrow to be portraied with such obvious pain to the artist. This was, for me, an incredible deterent to fear ... war!