Guernica and Picasso

There’s an interesting article over at the New Yorker by Peter Schjeldahl about Picasso and his famous painting, Guernica.
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“Simply, no other work of a bloody century so successfully.. that is, to a lesser degree of failure.. apostrophizes the character of total war. If the emotionally devastating Goya and even the eerily detached Manet are far superior in conjuring lived horror, with flowing blood and choking gun smoke, it’s because they belonged to times when organized violence could still be convincingly registered in specific detail, at human scale, and painting had not yet lost its grip on external reality to photography and on historical fiction to the movies.” New YorkerContinue Reading