Fine art drawings - Pablo Picasso - Guernica
Pablo Picasso, Sketch for "Guernica (Horse Head)," Paris, 2 May 1937, oil on canvas, 64 x 90,5 cm, 65 x 92 © Photographic Archives Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1992. © Succession Picasso 2017

From the Musée Picasso, Paris:

Painted in 1937, Picasso’s “Guernica” – a monumental artwork – is both a synthesis of the plastic research conducted by Picasso for 40 years and a popular icon. Exhibited, replicated all over the world, it has been at the same time an anti-franco, an anti-fascist, and a pacific symbol. It is also an abundantly quoted, commented and taken up artwork, theorized by art historians and artists.

Pablo Picasso, “Bullfight, the death of the torero,” 19 septembre 1933, oil on wood, 31 x 40 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris, MP145 ©RMN-Grand Palais / Mathieu Rabeau ©Succession Picasso 2018
Pablo “Portrait of Dora Maar,” Paris, 1937, oil on canvas, 92 x 65cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris, MP158 ©RMN-Grand Palais / Mathieu Rabeau ©Succession Picasso 2018
Fine art drawings - Pablo Picasso
Dora Maar, oil on canvas “Guernica” during its execution, state VII, atelier des Grands-Augustins, Paris, mid-June 1937, Paris, 1937, Silver gelatin print, 24 x 30,4 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris, don Succession Picasso, 1992, APPH1370 ©RMN-Grand Palais / Mathieu Rabeau ©Succession Picasso 2018
Photograph of Pablo Picasso
Dora Maar, Picasso crouching while working on Guernica, Paris, 1937, Silver gelatin print, 20,7 x 20,2 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris, MP1998-282 © RMN-Grand Palais / Franck Raux ©Sucession Picasso 2018

Following the 80th anniversary of the work’s creation, the Musée national Picasso-Paris, in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, dedicated a 2018 exhibition to the story of “Guernica.”


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