The Massacre in Korea

As part of my undergraduate degree I wrote a thesis on why Massacre in Korea (1951) – one of Picasso’s only overtly political paintings – was a complete and utter failure.

I’m currently considering posting the whole thing online as the renewed focus on developments in the Korean peninsula (combined with Picasso’s perennial appeal) has made me think that perhaps it could be of interest to others. On the downside it will require a thorough read-though along with some editing and tweaking. A fair bit of time out of the working week…

For those of you who have never heard of the work here it is:

Massacre in Korea (1951) Pablo Picasso

Massacre in Korea (1951) Pablo Picasso