Pablo Picasso’s Cartoons on the Front Line on View at the Museo Picasso Málaga


MALAGA.- In January 1937, Pablo Picasso began to work on Sueño y mentira de Franco, eighteen scenes etched on two plates. He created them in protest at the military uprising of July 1936 and with the aim of collecting funds for the Republican cause by selling the prints in the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair. Each plate consists of nine vignettes, organised in a format that recalls cartoons and comic strips in which Picasso portrayed themes such as violence, the destruction of art, the consequences of totalitarianism, the confrontation and the effects of the Spanish National drama in innocent people, in a language in which avant-garde and popular styles join in a project of denouncing war and its barbarism. The plates were completed by June