Picasso’s Guernica Revisited

T.J. Clark

In his 2011 Winter Lecture at the British Museum, T.J. Clark shows how Picasso’s first history painting, Guernica, changed the way he thought about space.

T.J. Clark on ‘Guernica’

In this talk, T.J. Clark refers to, among others, a photo of John Negroponte standing in front of Guernica at the UN, protest placards that appropriate Guernica, the 1937 Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair, Portrait of a Young Girl (1914), Guernica (1937), Dora Maar’s photos of Guernica in progress, sketch for Guernica of 1 May 1937, sketch for Guernica of 2 May 1937, sketch for Guernica of 9 May 1937 and The Three Dancers (1925).

This lecture eventually became Chapter 6 in Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, which appeared in June from Princeton.