So have you ever seen those cool modern museums with are that looks extremely strange, statues made out of weird things, paintings made with bright colors, and the them of inexplicability. Well this is my idea of the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. It is a large hospital turned museum that displays a large variety of modern art from many Spanish painters. Many tourists go to see the work of Picasso, Guernica. Picasso made this painting after the northern Spanish city of Guernica was bombed by Germany with the permission of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Picasso ordered this painting be kept outside of Spain until the dictator was out of power in Spain. Once Franco died and the monarchy was restored and the president position was bought to Spain, the United States sent Guernica back to its home. Besides the historic value this painting has it is also astonishing to see because of its size. My hand literally fits right over the painting in my textbook, but the actual painting reigns far above my head. It covers an entire wall in the museum! Other famous painters that we saw in this museum are Miro and Dalí, whose paintings also makes the viewer step back and think. This excursion is one that it may take a little time to wrap your head around.
Important things learned and remembered
- Pictures are allowed without flash here, so take advantage! I didn’t and I regret it!