To commemorate the 80th anniversary of “El camino a Guernica” creation, the community in Madrid collaborates in the exhibition “Piedad y terror en Picasso”, as well as its arrival to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía 25 years ago.
The exhibition gathers approximately 180 works by Pablo Picasso, coming from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and 30 institutions all around the world. The exhibit, organized by this museum and with the support of Musée National Picasso-Paris, may be visited until next September 4th.
Jaime de los Santos, director of the Tourism and Culture Department, participates in the exhibition and has emphasized that this exhibition is “Picasso captured a vision about modern war that is part of the collective ideology as one of the most powerful and heartbreaking exhibits of every war-like conflict”.
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Ultimately, ‘Piedad y terror en Picasso. El camino a Guernica’ analyzes the evolution of Picasso’s pictorial work, along with Guernica as a founding principle from late 20s to mid-40s of 20th century.
The contemplated path of the exhibition demonstrates how the artist, from Málaga, was making pictorial and iconographic experiments. These experiments were related to violence and monstrous themes since the 20s in order to finalize in April and June of 1973 with the development of this emblematic painting, which the republican government is in charge to exhibit it to the public in the Spanish Pavilion in the 1973 International Exhibition in Paris.