Picasso unveiled Guernica in 1937 during the International Paris show and stands among the worlds most well known paintings. It is oil on canvas measuring 782cm by 351cm and is presently on display in Madrid.
The black and white painting represents the bombardment suffered by the Spanish town Guernica on the 26 of April 1937 by the Nazis.
Picasso, then living in Paris, learned of the massacre through the newspapers and decided to eternalize the destruction and suffering of the people as he imagined it.
German artist Lena Gieseke has created a 3D interpretation of the painting. The result is fascinating, it allow the viewer to visualize details otherwise not be perceptible, and reveald a technique that may allow further interpretation of this and other paintings by great masters.
After growing up in Osnabrück, Germany, Lena finished a Bachelor in Computer Graphics at the University of Koblenz, Germany in 2004. With the support of a DAAD-scholarship she transferred to the University of Georgia, USA and there she completed a Master in 3D Computer Animation in May 2007. 'A 3D Exploration of Picasso's Guernica' was part of her thesis.
For more information on the artists and the painting:
Guernica: Testimony of War