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 (gwâr′nĭ-kə, gĕr-nē′kä)
A town in the Basque region of north-central Spain northeast of Bilbao. Its April 1937 bombing by German planes during the Spanish Civil War inspired one of Picasso's most famous paintings.


(ɡɜːˈniːkə; ˈɡɜːnɪkə; Spanish ɡɛrˈnika)
(Placename) a town in N Spain: formerly the seat of a Basque parliament; destroyed in 1937 by German bombers during the Spanish Civil War, an event depicted in one of Picasso's most famous paintings. Pop: 15 454 (2003 est). Basque name: Gernika


(ˈgwɛər nɪ kə, ˈgɛər-)

Basque town in N Spain: bombed and destroyed 1937 by German planes helping the insurgents in the Spanish Civil War.
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Influenced, like so many of her generation, by Paul Tillich, Dillenberger sees evidence of religious themes whenever a painter expresses a sense of 'ultimate concern', whether explicitly or not, and thus Picasso's most profound creations, such as Guernica, almost inevitably become religious; and a crucifixion can be implied simply by a figure with outstretched arms (such as the dead man in Guernica).
Writing in The Spectator in 1937, Anthony Blunt described Guernica as 'the expression of a private brainstorm which gives no evidence that Picasso has understood the political significance' of his subject--the aerial bombardment of civilian targets in the Basque town by Franco's Nazi allies.
Those six talks have now been published under the title Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, and together they constitute an exemplary lesson in art criticism and the significance of the act of looking.
For instance, he contrasts the optimism and "room-space' infusing such early works as The Blue Room with the fractured view of Truth portrayed in Guernica.
Who painted the picture Guernica, which represents an incident in the Spanish civil war?
The other painting, of course, is the legendary Guernica, one that should not be seen by Palestinians but by those living in Israel and United States.
Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
Q WHAT was the significance of German bombing of the Spanish town Guernica in the Spanish civil war?
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September 24 and October 4, seven days from pounds 599 Madrid is a great European city where you can visit the Prado museum, home to one of the world's greatest art collections, including many works by the famous master, Goya; or see arguably Picasso's best work, Guernica, in the Reina Sofia museum nearby.
Archbishop Mitsuaki Takami of Nagasaki, who will lead the pilgrimage to Guernica, Spam, in April, said: "I learned that Guernica was the first city in history to suffer from [carpet] bombing.
Picasso painted his Guernica to document the horrors of war after the bombing of the town of Guernica in Spain in 1937.