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Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World

Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World

Written by Russell Martin

Narrated by Oliver Wyman


Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World

Written by Russell Martin

Narrated by Oliver Wyman

ratings:
4/5 (1 rating)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
May 16, 2002
ISBN:
9781598871845
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From the bestselling author of Beethoven's Hair comes a stirring narrative account of the town that inspired one of the world's most celebrated and controversial paintings, and of the artist whose passion and vision altered the course of modern history and art. In 1937, the Basque town of Guernica was bombed by Hitler's Luftwaffe. This act of terror—the first large-scale attack against civilians in modern warfare—outraged the world, and one man in particular. Pablo Picasso responded to the devastation in his homeland by beginning work on Guernica, what many consider the greatest artwork of the 20th century. Picasso's War sheds light on the conflict that was an ominous prelude to WWII and delivers an unforgettable portrait of a genius whose visionary statement about horror and terrible wounds of war still resonates today.
Released:
May 16, 2002
ISBN:
9781598871845
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (4/5)
    A lucid and interesting account of Picasso's masterpiece "Guernica," the act of barbarity that caused its creation, and its lingering worldwide impact as a symbol of human atrocity and suffering. Would have been vastly improved by photos of the many artworks and architectural structures discussed, and the last quarter (maybe the last third, even) feels padded. An easy read, though, and worthwhile.