a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.  – wiki

In June 1937 Pablo Picasso painted Guernica, a mural that memorialized the events of April 27, 1937, the date when Germany supported its fascist ally Francisco Franco and bombed Guernica, a rather remote town in the Basque region of northern Spain. For the Nazis, the military strike was an excuse to try out their latest military hardware, establish a blueprint for terror bombings of civilian populations, and pull Spain into the fascist fold. After the bombing, the republican government on the other side of the Spanish Civil War commissioned Picasso to create the mural for display at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris.Open Culture

It’s the creation of Lena Gieseke, a visual effects artist.  Some will consider the idea of putting Guernica in 3D downright blasphemous. Others will find it instructive, a chance to see parts of the mural from a new perspective. –  Open Culture

4 thoughts on “a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

  1. Dug the video. Thought it was respectful and an honest exploration of one of the most important paintings of the 20th C. Besides, how can anyone call ‘blasphemy’ when the very thing that made Picasso great was breaking all the rules to begin with? Just sayin’

    Saw this picture in Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum this past Friday. Moving and overwhelming. Got goosebumps. If you’re in Madrid for more than two hours and you don’t go see it, you’re missing out big time.

  2. I agree with you about the video. The tone was another part of the message. Plus the the painting itself was used to expose the world to the event. This video serves to do so as a matter of history. A tool of sorts.

    Perfect timing for you, in Madrid. Nice. I will be there one day. Thanks for taking the time to reply during your travels.

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