The infamous bombing of Guernica took place on this day in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. This attack, carried out by allies of the Spanish nationalist government, inspired Picasso to create his famous works 'Guernica and 'Weeping Woman'. Read more about them here in Sarah's blog.
A Cry from the Heart - Picasso, Guernica, and British artists | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
In this masterpiece painting, style and subject are completely united, with the jagged fragmentation of the face, thick black lines and harsh colours expressing the woman's agonised grief. Weeping Woman is part of Picasso's emotional response to the bombing of civilians in the city of Guernica durin‚Ä¶
11:05am 26 Apr 2015