Pablo Picasso Guernica:
Created in 1937, Picasso’s painting Guernica was created in protest to the bombing of Guernica by Nazi Germany at the command of the Spanish government as a part of a civil war. Picasso shows the death and suffering caused by the bombing in this work. The human figures are seen suffering immensely and the bodies are contorted and abstract. The pair of people on the leftmost side, at the feet of the bull embodies this. The woman holds the body of a dead man. Picasso shows the woman with a long, mutilated neck and open mouth as if she is shrieking in grief because of the death of a loved one. Picasso uses black, white, and grey in various chaotic patterns. This was done in order to display the chaos that the citizens in Guernica faced. Picasso uses overly dramatic contrast of black and white. In the background there are flaming buildings and broken walls displaying the chaos that was caused by a civil war. The gigantic light bulb in the room represents the sun as it illuminates the terrible scene facing Guernica. The person on the far right of the painting seems to be tormented, showing the world the agonizing conditions that the people of Spain had to live through during the civil war.