Sunday, July 8, 2007


read this "...Picasso's apocalyptic vision has served as a banner for a nation on its path toward freedom and democracy."

it's not quite the same story I was told in art appreciation class in college....or maybe it was in one or another museum in NewYork. I never missed a chance to see Picasso's art during my summertime visits with my dad. For some reason or another, I always thought the artist was not happy with how this mural was used as propaganda (much like the entire PBS write-up). ....or maybe it's just me :)

edit to add: it takes a huge flying leap not inherent in the artwork to go from an anti-war statement to a pro-democratic government message.

click here for higher resolution image of the less disturbing part of the painting

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