Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" Descriptive Essay by Write Fine

Pablo Picasso's "Guernica"
Presents a critique of Pablo Picasso's famous painting "Guernica".
# 112043 | 2,080 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2009 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper relates that the fascination with Pablo Picasso's painting "Guernica"is the subject matter and the significance of the painting on a social and aesthetic level. The author points out that the influence, which Picasso and this painting has had on modern artists and movements, is incalculable. The paper critiques the line, shapes, color and composition of the painting to demonstrate that an intense emotion can be conveyed in a painting. The paper includes a color illustration of the painting.

Table of Contents:
Historical Context
Influences and Motivations
Artistic Process
Formal Critique

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boeck, Wilhelm, and Jaime Sabartes. Picasso. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1955. Questia. 27 Apr. 2008 <>.
  • Cassou, Jean. Picasso. Trans. Mary Chamot. New York: The Art Book Publications, 1940. Questia. 27 Apr. 2008 <>.
  • Geiser, Bernhard, and Pablo Picasso. Picasso: Fifty-Five Years of His Graphic Work. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1955. Questia. 27 Apr. 2008 <>.
  • Guernica: Testimony of War. 27 Apr. 2008. <>
  • Hannush, Mufid James. "Six Names of Beauty." Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 37.2 (2006): 267+. Questia. 27 Apr. 2008 <>.

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