Picasso's War

The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.62 hours)
Product Number: Z10009328
Released: May 16, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598871845
Narrator/s: Oliver Wyman
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Description

Picasso's War sheds light on the conflict that was an ominous prelude to WWII and delivers an unforgettable portrait of a genius whose visionary statement about horror and terrible wounds of war still resonates today.

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Author(s): Russell Martin
Original Publish Date: May 16, 2002

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Professional reviews

"Russell Martin marries the artist and setting into a fascinating story of the Spanish Civil War. Moved by the German bombing of the Basque town of Guernica, Spanish painter Pablo Picasso paints a mural, described as "complex and profoundly disturbing images of horror," depicting the destruction. Oliver Wyman's words are clear and enthusiastic, but his "foreigner's accents" in English are droll, and he can't pronounce the abundant Spanish. Still, the painting's journeys, the artist's lovers, and the tyrannical dictator Franco make a challenging script for a performance that both entertains and instructs. Now housed in Madrid, Picasso's most famous canvas has become a symbol of peace. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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