Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Picasso and O'Brien

**Pablo Picasso's work, Guernica, is one of the most famous depictions of war. Your task is to:

With a partner go to google images and find a picture of Guernica. Your job is to: (A) analyze and explain at least 12 different things you see in the painting, (B) explain what you see as Picasso's message (C) discuss how the color choice helps enhance his message, (D) explain at least 5 connections you can make between this painting and O'Brien's book. I recommend you do this on a separate sheet of paper. When you are done, post your response.

**After, visit Click on the link to Picasso's page and answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.

1. What is the real significance of the word Guernica that people tend to forget?
2. Why was the attack "well planned" from Franco's point of view?
3. What was the reported temperature of the group the day of the massacre?
4. What is unique about this particular "war painting"?