Pablo Picasso's controversial "Guernica" is a political statement. This paintings illustrates an immediate reaction to the Nazi's casual bombing during the Spanish Civil War. This painting is an antiwar symbol, and a reminder of the tragedies. Guernica interpretations vary widely. There are also critics warn against trusting the political message.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973 At Work August 15, 1971 Oil on canvas 63 3/4 x 51 1/4" (161.9 x 130.2 cm) Gift of Jacqueline Picasso in honor of the Museum's continuous commitment to Pablo Picasso's art Object number 344.1985 MoMA