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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Facts about Pablo Picasso's best painting -"Guernica"

1)   Guernica is Grey, black and white, 3.5 meters (11 ft) tall and 7.8 meters (25.6 ft) wide, a mural-size canvas painted in oil.

2)   The overall scene is within a room where, at an open end on the left, a wide-eyed bull stands over a woman grieving over a dead child in her arms.

3)   The center is occupied by a horse falling in agony as it had just been run through by a spear or javelin

4)   It is important to note that the large gaping wound in the horse's side is a major focus of the painting.

5)   There are two hidden images, A human skull overlays the horse's body and A bull appears to gore the horse from underneath.

6)   The bull's tail forms the image of a flame with smoke rising from it, seemingly appearing in a window created by the lighter shade of gray surrounding it.

7)   Under the horse is a dead, apparently dismembered soldier; his hand on a severed arm still grasps a shattered sword from which a flower grows.

8)   A bird, possibly a dove, stands on a shelf behind the bull in panic.

9)   On the far right, a figure with arms raised in terror is entrapped by fire from above and below.

10) A dark wall with an open door defines the right end of the mural.