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Pablo Picasso, Guernica (Detail). This painting is massive. I was lucky enough to see it at MoMA in NYC, years ago...while it was "on loan". I was in AWE!

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from Mental Floss

15 Fascinating Facts About Picasso's ‘Guernica’

Here's how and why Picasso created the anti-war masterpiece ‘Guernica’ | Mental Floss

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picasso at work on "Guernica". 1937. "“What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war." (Picasso)

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