DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — A Picasso Moment

In 1974, I took the above picture of Pablo Picasso’s most famous painting, then displayed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

“Guernica” was created in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War to protest Nazi Germany’s terror bombing of that undefended and militarily unimportant village.

Picasso loaned the huge 11-by-25-foot work to the museum at the beginning of World War II. He asked that it be displayed there until the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was gone and democracy restored.

The painting was returned to Spain in 1981.

Dorette and I tried to see it when we were there in 2008, but the museums in Madrid were closed on the day we visited.

Maybe next time.

One thought on “DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — A Picasso Moment”

  • Jackie Brodshaug March 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Amazing painting & fantastic photo. Thank you for sharing. It seems appropriate in our own time.


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