Thursday, April 26

Guernica

Today is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War by the Nazis and Italians. This article or here sums it up well. More and more the Spanish are increasingly interested in their civil war; through the present, they haven't spoken much about it as it's a dark period in their history.

The painting pictured is Picasso's interpretation of the event. It was kept in NY up until 1981 so that it couldn't fall into the hands of the Spanish dictator.

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