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Madrid show delves into Picasso's dark journey to Guernica

Exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of artist's masterpiece

The painting is a depiction of the bombing of the small Basque town of Guernica on April 26, 1937, during Spain's civil war. It has since become a potent plea for peace, used in countless anti-war protests.


IT'S an artistic journey through terror, panic and fear that culminates in Guernica, Pablo Picasso's universal howl against the ravages of war that turns 80 next month.

On Monday, Madrid's Reina Sofia museum launched a major anniversary exhibition that delves into the...

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