Photo of Street art imitating Picasso's work Guernica

$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Monday, April 19 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 am EST
  • Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 am EST
  • Wednesday, June 2 at 11:30 am EST
  • Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 am EST
  • Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 am EST
  • Tuesday, July 6 at 10:00 am EST

Pablo Picasso’s monumental Guernica (1937) is arguably the most famous protest painting of all time. Created in response to the brutality of the Spanish Civil War, Guernica has toured the world, moving millions of viewers with its universal message of pacifism in the face of aggression. What actually made it one of the artistic icons of the 20th century?

You will:

  • Look closely at the symbols Picasso used in Guernica.
  • Understand the impact of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) on European art and culture.
  • Get a sense of the abstract visual language Picasso used to tell this story.
  • Discover the Parisian roots of this testament to modern Spanish history.
  • Hear about Picasso’s political engagements, and the ideas behind the work.

Your educator Amanda Herold-Marme, is an art historian with a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. A Parisian resident for nearly 20 years, she has taught in universities and museums, as a guide for Paris Muse. She now works for the estate of the Spanish sculptor Julio González and painter Roberta González. Amanda has always been fascinated by exiles who chose Paris as their home. A recognized specialist on that topic, Amanda was  contributing author to the exhibition publications Guernica (Musée Picasso, Paris) Lost, Loose & Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944-1964 (Reina Sofia, Madrid) and Exilio Republicano Español 1939 (Spanish Ministry of Justice).

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Image: Amanda Herold-Marme, A Street Artist’s Version of Picasso’s Guernica, Rue Ordener, Paris (2019).

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