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Fremantle Heritage Festival 2018 presents,

Finding Truth in Picasso’s Guernica

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Date & time

1st of June 2018 at 1:30pm


Fremantle Bar
The University of Notre Dame
WA 6160
  • West End


On 27 April 1937, the journalist George Steer surveyed the ruins of Guernica, a small town in Spain’s Basque region. He arrived just hours after the town was destroyed by the formidable power of Hitler’s Luftwaffe. His reports proclaimed the bombing to be “unparalleled in military history”. Six weeks later, Pablo Picasso exhibited his masterwork, Guernica, at the World Exhibition in Paris. Picasso’s painting was a powerful denunciation of war and its trauma, and soon became an international icon. 

Today, our understanding of Guernica is indelibly shaped by Picasso’s artistic interpretation.  Riley Buchanan will explore the connection between truth, myth and evidence in this fascinating talk.

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