The Life Of Guernica By Pablo Picasso

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Painted in 1937 by Pablo Picasso, the title speaks of the town of Guernica, Cuba that was bombed by Nazis during the Spanish Civil War. The painting itself portrays an anti-war message, depicting the tragedies and horrors of war. The suffering includes people as well as animals. There is a mother holding what appears to be her child, obviously stating that war affects children as well as their parents. The bull and horse both appear to be very stricken with anguish and are in a state of disarray. A man is shown, apparently dead, to have fallen off his horse with a broken sword, meaning he has lost; he cannot go on any longer. There is also a man screaming with arms towards the sky, most likely reacting to the bombs from the sky, not to mention an easy portrayal of panic and confusion. Marcel Janco, Cabaret Voltaire is an oil on canvas and consists of only a photograph of lost work. The Cabaret Voltaire is not only the name of the painting, but the name of a nightclub set up by artists in Zurich, in neutral Switzerland during World War 1. The artists set up the center for artistic entertainment, namely musical, dance, and spoken word performances. These performance events were primarily to be conventional but then were turned fast greatly to provocations. They followed to the wake of serious performances through Italy and some other European locations by Italian Futurists in 1909-1913. A reason for Zurich was because it was a neutral position during a time where countries
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