What would be the best way today to protest against a war? How could you influence the largest number of people? In 1937, Picasso expressed his outrage against war with Guernica, his enormous mural-sized painting displayed to millions of visitors at the Paris World’s Fair. It has since become the twentieth century’s most powerful indictment against war, a painting that still feels intensely relevant today. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^#guernica#pablopicasso#picasso#painter#maestro#pintor#cubism#inspiration
Pablo Picasso. 🍎🍐🍌
b. 1881, Malaga Spain.
d. 1973, Mougins France.
Pitcher and a Bowl of Fruit (Pichet et coupe de fruits). February 1931, Oil on Canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
"So lately, been wondering
Who will be there to take my place
When I'm gone you'll need love to light the shadows on your face
If a great wave shall fall and fall upon us all
Then between the sand and stone, could you make it on your own"
Gorky, one of the best #americanartists of the 20th century, masterfully fused #cubism with #surrealism as New York became the center of the art world and the #avantgarde
The last few years of Gorsky's life were marked by compounding tragedy leading to his death at the age of 44 in 1948. In the next few years his peers like Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning would experience the success that Gorky believed that they (or he) was entitled to.