April 13, 2021

'Picasso. The journey of the 'Guernica' traces the history of the painting in the twentieth century – The Province

'Picasso. The journey of the 'Guernica' traces the history of the painting in the twentieth century - The Province


The sample can be visited in a tent located in the San Telmo Park next to the Estación de Guaguas

Picasso The journey of 'Guernica' goes through the history of the painting in the twentieth century. Guernica of Picasso It is one of the best known works, reproduced, admired and reinterpreted in the history of art, and an icon of the twentieth century. The exhibition can be visited in a tent located in the San Telmo Park next to the Estación de Guaguas, from February 7 to March 13, 2019, with a visit time, from Monday to Friday, from 12.30 to 14 and from 17 at 21 h; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm.

It is a project in which the Obra Social de la Caixa, the CajaCanarias Foundation and the Reina Sofía Museum in collaboration with the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Created originally for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1937 as an element of propaganda in favor of the Second Spanish Republic, this painting was later placed at the service of the refugees of the Civil War. After the Second World War, it was deposited in the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.

Guernica has been a very traveling work: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, among many other cities in Europe and America. It has also been an emblem in all kinds of citizen uprisings and protests: from the Vietnam War, in the 1960s, to the Syrian War and the refugee crisis.

The impact of the work of Picasso and, specifically, the Guernica challenges the memory and the visual imaginary of our time and continues to this day.

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