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Picasso’s weapon against fascism: Why “Guernica” is the greatest of all war paintings

80 years after Franco’s forces led a terror bombing of civilians, Picasso’s painting of the horror still works

On April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, a swarm of fighter planes attacked the Basque town of Guernica, killing hundreds of civilians.

Guernica 1a WikiMedia LLLLThe town was an important strategic center for the Republican forces, who were fighting against the Nationalist forces, the…

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