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TED-Ed unpacks Picasso’s famous Guernica is this amazing animation. The artist was known for his groundbreaking and sometimes hectic style, but what did it all mean? And how did he tells stories through his paintings?


The work discussed in this video Is Guernica, which Picasso painted to convey the horrors that happened during the Spanish civil war in the 1930s. In the end, brutal dictator Francisco Franco of the war would come out the victors having killed thousands of civilians on his rise to power.

This video explains how Picasso used his unique art style to not only capture the events of the civil war, but to allow people to truly understand the atrocities that took place. His paintings provided a viewing experience that feels both overwhelming and claustrophobic at the same time. This video gives us an eye-opening explanation of one of art’s best works.

Pablo Picasso|TED-Ed|Animation

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