Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $9.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
5Activity

Table Of Contents

chaPter 1
chaPter 2
chaPter 3
chaPter 4
chaPter 5
chaPter 6
chaPter 7
chaPter 8
P. 1
Picasso's War, Russell Martin

Picasso's War, Russell Martin

Ratings: (0)|Views: 94|Likes:
Published by Hol Art Books
The destruction of a town, and the creation of a masterpiece--On April 26, 1937, in the late afternoon of a busy market day in the Basque town of Gernika in northern Spain, the German Luftwaffe began the relentless bombing and machine-gunning of buildings and villagers at the request of General Francisco Franco and his rebel forces. Three-and-a-half hours later, the village lay in ruins, its population decimated. This act of terror and unspeakable cruelty--the first intentional, large-scale attack against a nonmilitary target in modern warfare--outraged the world and one man in particular, Pablo Picasso. The renowned artist, an expatriate living in Paris, reacted immediately to the devastation in his homeland by creating the canvas that would become widely considered one of the greatest artworks of the twentieth century--Guernica. Weaving themes of conflict and redemption, of the horrors of war and of the power of art to transfigure tragedy, Russell Martin follows this monumental work from its fevered creation through its journey across decades and continents--from Europe to America and, finally and triumphantly, to democratic Spain. Full of historical sweep and deeply moving drama, Picasso’s War delivers an unforgettable portrait of a painting, the dramatic events that led to its creation, and its ongoing power today.
The destruction of a town, and the creation of a masterpiece--On April 26, 1937, in the late afternoon of a busy market day in the Basque town of Gernika in northern Spain, the German Luftwaffe began the relentless bombing and machine-gunning of buildings and villagers at the request of General Francisco Franco and his rebel forces. Three-and-a-half hours later, the village lay in ruins, its population decimated. This act of terror and unspeakable cruelty--the first intentional, large-scale attack against a nonmilitary target in modern warfare--outraged the world and one man in particular, Pablo Picasso. The renowned artist, an expatriate living in Paris, reacted immediately to the devastation in his homeland by creating the canvas that would become widely considered one of the greatest artworks of the twentieth century--Guernica. Weaving themes of conflict and redemption, of the horrors of war and of the power of art to transfigure tragedy, Russell Martin follows this monumental work from its fevered creation through its journey across decades and continents--from Europe to America and, finally and triumphantly, to democratic Spain. Full of historical sweep and deeply moving drama, Picasso’s War delivers an unforgettable portrait of a painting, the dramatic events that led to its creation, and its ongoing power today.

More info:

Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: Hol Art Books on Oct 03, 2012
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved
List Price: $9.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
See more
See less

10/14/2013

$9.99

USD

pdf

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 6 to 16 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 22 to 97 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 103 to 168 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 174 to 243 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 249 to 296 are not shown in this preview.

Activity (5)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
appazzi liked this
anchua12 liked this
David Alamos J liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->