By Richard Rhodes, November 1, 2013
In this essay, the author describes how the destruction wrought by the indiscriminate firebombing of a small Basque town during the Spanish Civil War came to inspire Pablo Picasso’s most famous painting, Guernica.
Read more: Guernica: Horror and inspiration
Issue: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 69 Issue 6
Keywords: Basque, Gernika, Guernica, Pablo Picasso, Spanish Civil War
Rhodes is the author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award. It was the fir...
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