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Throughout the ages people have often tried to replicate to human emotions and ways of life within their art works All of the different mediums techniques elements and principles allow the artist to show the life around them and helps the viewer to interpret meaning from the art work For my assignment I have chosen three art pieces two which are paintings and the third is an etching These three illustrations do not have much in common as the way they are painted etched but I have selected these three as they all have something to do with the modern day crisiss we are facing at the moment Guernica is one of Picassos most recognisable artworks with its deep human sense of defeat and loss It is a powerful picture that was true to the times when it was made in 1937 The picture itself is quiet large in size measuring 349x777cm in total by working on a larger scale the emotional impact of his work was intensified The larger shapes behind the smaller ones are able to hold this mural together His medium was oil paints and the colours black grey white blue he has chosen distinguish the mood of his painting quickly The brush strokes are very clean cut with precision and the use of line in the back-ground proves very affective in emphasizing the message of the picture This picture could be recognised as being monochromatic since there is a hint of blue in some areas The figures in this painting which Picasso has created are deformed and show the true brutalities of war hands reach towards sky in hope of grasping an answer to their personal sacrifice a mother cradles her child limp in her arms In this mural a Minotaur which Picasso often uses to represent the oncoming of death can be seen in the far left while the solider which clutches the broken sword represents the
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