Picasso: The history behind “Guernica”

Picasso painted Guernica at his home in Paris in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country town in northern Spain, by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy at the request of the Spanish Nationalists. He began sketching a series of preliminary drawings for Guernica on poet Juan Larrea's suggestion. Maestro worked on the painting for 35 days and finished it on 4 June 1937. Guernica, Ruins Picasso lived in Paris during the German occupation during World [...]

Batik by Marianna Hovhannisyan

"Poppy field before a thunderstorm" by Marianna Hovhannisyan. Batik. Silk. 50х70.  Batik is the art of painting on fabric, known since ancient times. For many centuries, items from batik have been highly valued, and the skill of some artists has reached an incredible level. Batik is suitable for aspiring artists and provides great opportunities for self-realization.

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