"İkinci Dünya Savaşı’nda bir Alman subay #Picasso ’yu Paris’teki stüdyosunda ziyaret eder. #Guernica ’yı görür, resmin modernist “kaos”u karşısında şoke olarak “Bunu sen mi yaptın” diye sorar. Soğukkanlılıkla cevap verir Picasso: “Hayır, bunu siz yaptınız!” Zizek | Şiddet
'La Montserrat' is an important work in the oeuvre of the Spanish sculptor Julio González, who was #BornOnThisDay in 1876 in Barcelona. Montserrat is a popular woman’s name in Catalonia, and it’s also a mountain near Barcelona, a site of pilgrimage and symbol of Catalan identity. The sculpture represents a Catalan peasant woman. She holds her head up proudly with a sickle in her hand and a child on her left arm, which gives her a militant air.
The context in which 'La Montserrat' was first exhibited contributed greatly to its political significance. In 1937, it stood at the entrance to the Spanish pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair, where Picasso’s 'Guernica' was exhibited as well, the ultimate artistic protest against the Spanish Civil War. 'La Montserrat', however, represents not the horrors of the war, but the fighting spirit of the Catalan people.
‘La Montserrat’ (1935-1937) is now on view in Stedelijk BASE.
Per quanto attentamente l'occhio possa percepire, il mio gesto non sarà mai motivato dalla stessa indignazione per la guerra di Picasso. Ogni linea venne tracciata per modulare il terrore caotico, mantenendo una semplicità sconcertante.
As seen in Guernica Spain deep in the Basque Country. The basque spirit is very much alive. Road signs in Basque first, Spanish second and no English. This is the town the Germans and Italians bombed on 1937 causing Picasso to create his mural depicting war atrocity #euskadel#basquecountry#guernica#picasso