Picasso painted Guernica to protest the Nazi bombing of the Basque capital of Gernika (at the request of Franco’s forces) on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, which resulted in hundreds of deaths. Its reproduction in Derry in 2007 was to protest the Iraq war; it is entitled Iraqnica (Derry Journal).

Guernica was also painted on the International Wall in Belfast.


Copyright © 2007 Peter Moloney

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