Guernic A Mural-Sized Oil Painting By Pablo Picasso

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Trey Smith
Guernica is a mural-sized oil painting on canvas by the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The painting uses a palette of black, white, and grey, and is regarded as one of the most creative and strong anti-war paintings in history. The big mural shows the suffering of people plagued by terror and destruction. The primary shapes in the painting include a gored horse, a bull, and flames. The painting was created in response to the bombing of Guernica. Guernica is a Basque Country village in northern Spain, bombed and raided by Nazi German and Fascist Italian warplanes and soldiers at the will of the Spanish Government during the Spanish Civil War. The painting quickly became famous and widely acclaimed, and it brought