I was born the same year that Picasso died. Today is the 130th birthday of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), whose artistic genius has influenced the development of modern and contemporary art with unparalleled magnitude.
For me, Picasso represents the passion for living without measure
The Guernica is probably his most passionate masterpiece, its not un ordinary picture but an anti-war hymn and a symbol of the defense of liberties that is at long last arriving in a democratic Spain in 1981 , as is creator wished. At this year in Spain a lond awaited democracy is still being consolidated.It has come from the MOMA and is going to be housed in the Cason del Buen Retito…a really good scenery for the huge piece.The first time I saw the Guernica I was so overwhelmed I had to sit down in the middle of the room. I had seen reproductions in art books, but nothing really prepared me for the magnitude of the real thing. It is huge and has a huge outpouring of emotion flowing off the canvas.
Sit in front of it and let it wash over you.