Where can I see the painting Guernica by the artist Pablo Picasso exhibited?
The painting Guernica is on display at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid.
It was first exhibited as part of the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris. This painting by Picasso was preserved in the United States throughout the Franco dictatorship, at the request of the artist. In 1981, the painting was transferred to Spain, where it has been housed since 1992 at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Horrified by the bombing of the small Spanish town of Guernica on 26 April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, Picasso set about creating one of his most famous works: Guernica. This painting by the painter Pablo Picasso symbolises the horror of the war and the anger felt by the artist.
Please visit the artist Pablo Picasso’s dedicated page to learn more about his life and paintings.