Massacre in Korea is an excellent and great painting created by the greatest artist of 20th century, Pablo Picasso as a symbol of criticism of American intervention in the Korean War.
Massacre in Korea was painted using oil on plywood on 18th January, 1951 and measures 110 x 210cm.
Massacre in Korea is a creation of the Modern Movement Era. This is called as an expressionistic painting of Pablo Picasso.
Pablo Picasso’s Massacre in Korea is actually the inspiration from Francisco Goya‘s painting The Third of May 1808, which actually expresses the elimination of Spanish people by the Napoleon‘s Army under the orders of Joachim Murat.
The groups of women and men are composed in geometrical pattern. The weakly defined triangular shape illustrates female and child victims, strong square for aggressive male soldiers. Guns and a leg protrude from square to indicate invading force.
In the background of Massacre in Korea, fire and destroyed buildings adumbrate the bloodshed and annihilation.
A notable point about Pablo Picasso’s Massacre in Korea is that it provides an absolute allusion to the collision in that area. He has made the title which actually indicates the devastation that occurred, but he has also beautifully confused its viewer about the recognition of the victims and the invaders. There are no markers of nationality or geography, plus some of the figures are based on sketches done of Western women Picasso knew.
Massacre in Korea truly represents the so called war propaganda raised by US. The world is shown in black and white. The assailants are painted on the right and the victims on the left. The aggressors are male and armed; the victims are naked women and children.
Massacre in Korea by Pablo Picasso is entirely monochrome and takes a broadly triangular composition. Motifs are arranged with respect to this shaping but the compositional lines are not restrictive.