(recreated) is a mural-sized oil #painting
on canvas by Spanish artist #PabloPicasso completed
in June 1937 at his home on Rue des Grands Augustins, in #Paris.
The painting, which uses a palette of gray, black, and white, is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful #anti-war
paintings in #history. Standing
at 3.49 meters (11 ft 5 in) tall and 7.76 meters (25 ft 6 in) wide, the large #mural
shows the suffering of #people
wrenched by violence and #chaos.
Prominent in the composition are a gored horse, a bull, and flames.
The painting was created in response to the #bombing
of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern #Spain
by Nazi German and Fascist Italian warplanes at the request of the Spanish Nationalists. Upon completion, Guernica was exhibited at the Spanish display at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (Paris International #Exposition
) in the 1937 World's Fair in Paris and then at other venues around the world. The touring exhibition was used to raise funds for Spanish war relief. The painting became #famous
and widely acclaimed, and it helped bring worldwide attention to the Spanish #CivilWar.