One Week Of War

 


Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
349 × 776 cm, 137.4 × 305.5 in 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid 


Guernica (painting)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 16 Oct 2008, 16:11 UTC. 18 Oct 2008


Guernica is a monumental painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting the Nazi German bombing of Guernica, Spain, by twenty-eight bombers, on April 26, 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The attack killed between 250 and 1,600 people, and many more were injured.

The Spanish government commissioned Pablo Picasso to paint a large mural for the Spanish display at the Paris International Exposition (the 1937 World's Fair in Paris). The Guernica bombing inspired Picasso. Within 15 days of the attack, Pablo Picasso began painting this mural. On completion Guernica was displayed around the world in a brief tour, becoming famous and widely acclaimed. This tour brought the Spanish civil war to the world's attention.

Guernica epitomizes the tragedies of war and the suffering war inflicts upon individuals. This monumental work has eclipsed the bounds of a single time and place, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.



One Week Of War
20 x 16
Acrylic on canvas
2011

In 2011 the US was finally making it a priority to leave Iraq and remove it's 39,000 troops which were embedded there since the war began nearly nine years earlier. This same year, Libya was having it's own Civil War which the US and later the UN became involved in. 

These conflicts were impossible to ignore and the devastating toll it must have had on the people that live there inspired Linder's paintings and a series of drawings titled One Week Of War. Standing on the shoulders of great artists, Linder chose to use the painting Guernica as an artistic style and revelation to this work.



Eternal Sleep
20 x 16
Acrylic on canvas
2011


Monday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid


Tuesday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid


Wednesday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid


Thursday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid


Friday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid


Saturday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid


Sunday
2003
10 x 8 inches
Pencil on paper
One Week of War Series of Drawings

After Guernica 
Pablo Picasso, 1937 
Oil on canvas 
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid