The Guernica painting by Picasso

It is common for people arriving to the Basque Country to go afterwards to Madrid in their trip to Spain and they often ask for a good tourguide in Madrid. Today I am glad to present you Gemma, from Madrid Cool & Cultural, who is giving us an insight about one of the pieces of art she loves "The Guernica" directly connected with the village of Gernika in the Basque Country.

Guernica paint by Picasso. Nowadays shown in Madrid's Museo Reina Sofia
I was born the same year that Picasso died. He was born 130th years ago (1881-1973), whose artistic genius has influenced the development of modern and contemporary art with unparalleled magnitude. For me, Picasso represents the passion for loving without measure. 

The Guernica is probably his most passionate masterpiece, its not un ordinary picture but an anti-war hymn and a symbol of the defense of liberties that is at long last arriving in a democratic Spain in 1981 , as is creator wished. At this year in Spain a lond awaited democracy is still being consolidated.It has come from the MOMA and is going to be housed in the Cason del Buen Retito…a really good scenery for the huge piece.The first time I saw the Guernica  I was so overwhelmed I had to sit down in the middle of the room. I had seen reproductions in art books, but nothing really prepared me for the magnitude of the real thing. It is huge and has a huge outpouring of emotion flowing off the canvas. 
Sit in front of it and let it wash over you.

Gemma from MC&C

Gemma from Madrid Cool & Cultural will be your true host during your stay in Madrid. She will be happy to help you with tailored tour, at your own pace, focused on those aspects that you can enjoy the most.
Her tours are very creative: her experience as a traveller and lover of art, culture, and gastronomy has been extremely useful in designing an unique product, molded to the tastes of each client and the time spent in the town.