Replica of Picasso's, Guernica. In 1937 Pablo Picasso, in
his distinctive Synthetic Cubist style, depicted the Basque capital
of Guernica after an air raid on April 26. German planes all but
destroyed the city and its inhabitants. This is Picasso's emotional
response to the wanton slaughter of the town. A replica of this
emblem now hangs in the United Nations building in rememberance
of the unforgettable terror and suffering.
Richard and Fred Kleiner, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Harcourt
Brace College Publishers, 1996.