Watch the documentary about Picasso’s Guernica from Simon Schama’s The Power of Art series. It is episode 7.
Toward the end of the film, Schama asks: “What can art do when the bombs start dropping?” He answers, “Art can instruct us in the obligations of being human.” (42:30)
Based on information from the film, discuss the meanings and implications of this statement. How does Guernica “instruct us in the obligations of being human”? How does this statement summarize the issues of the connection between art and politics presented in the film?
Do not use outside sources. I want to know what you think.
At least one page (250-300 words), no more than 3 (750-900 words)
Please include the word count at the bottom of your paper.
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