This painting, entitled guernica, is an abstract painting of the anguish experienced by those individuals who experienced the nazi german bombing of guernica during the spanish civil war. what did picasso intend to show through this painting? a. he wanted to show the atrocities of war and evils of fascism. b. he wanted to inform the world of the problems in germany, in order to increase aid for its people from the league of nations. c. he wanted to encourage the free world to declare war on fascist nations, in particular nazi germany. d. he wanted to create the first piece of abstract art to display at the world’s fair.
The best answer is a): a. he wanted to show the atrocities of war and evils of fascism. first of all, we can read in the question that the bombing was done by the Germans which at the time had a fascist governemnt- so this fullfills the criterium of "fascism" Further, the paining shows the people scared by the bombing - this is the anguish that the question mentions. He wanted to show the suffering, rather than achieve other goals.
The answer to this question is option A: "he wanted to show the atrocities of war and evils of fascism". Picasso wanted to show show the horrors of the war, as experienced by the civil population, to the world. He wanted to show that war has devastating effects and by this turn people's opinions against the war. The bombing was also done by the fascists so the painting can be seen as a symbol for the fights against the fascists.