Art Analysis: La Guernica By Pablo Picasso

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Jessica Arteaga
Analysis Paper
22 Julio, 2016
R. Alves

Guernica
Pablo Picasso’s piece titled La Guernica painted using oil paint on canvas. This piece was made in 1937 as a representation of the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. The horrors of war are shown through his eyes and point of view of what he thought and believed at that time. Picasso was possibly the most influential artist of the twentieth century; he influences many of the styles of painting used during this time. Many artists know who he was and respected his ways and creations.
Pablo Picasso was born in the southern part of Spain, in a town called Malaga on October 25th, 1881. He was given the name Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, but decided to only use his mother’s last name (Picasso) because it sounded more interesting, unique and fun to pronounce. Picasso was very artistic as a child and started painting at a young age. He began his career as a classical painter, painting landscapes and portraits, but he didn’t really enjoy this style of painting. He wanted to evolve and express himself in different ways from what we can see now from all his artwork. (Riding, 2003) When Picasso was 14 years old, he moved to Barcelona, Spain and he applied to the city’s most respected school of fine arts. The school only accepted seniors with lots of experience, but he passed the exam and entered the school. At 16, he moved to Madrid and attended the Royal Academy of San Fernando –
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