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Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 4: Reactions)

Okay, so we’ve established that Massacre in Korea was no Guernica but Picasso was clearly making a conscious effort to modify his output in accordance with Communist Party guidelines. Why, then, did it… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 3: versus Guernica)

The comparison between Massacre in Korea and Guernica, painted by Picasso in 1937, has been touched on several times in part one and two but it is worth engaging in a more lengthy study of… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 2: The painting itself)

So, you’ve read the backstory, now for the technical analysis of Picasso’s Massacre in Korea… The key points of the analysis are listed as follows with the full descriptive text after the jump… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 1: Introduction)

Okay, so. Picasso. Picasso is one of the world’s best loved artists and his work has commanded some of the highest prices ever paid at auction. He was also hugely prolific, leaving behind… Continue reading

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… Continue reading