3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica


Pablo Picasso’s Guernica is a complex work; there is movement, multiple figures, and abstracted, cubist forms. In her 3D animation, Lena Gieseke takes us inside the work, viewing it from different angles so that we can have an intimate encounter with each figure. Gieseke writes:

The actual spatial immersion into a painting is a powerful way to prompt contemplation of its many facets. My project is not only a creative piece of work on its own; it stands in a larger context. It provides the unusual opportunity to view the painting from a unique perspective, revealing aspects that would normally stay hidden from the casual viewer. When we discern the original painting in this three-dimensional reproduction, we recognize which features most significantly constitute the painting. Consequently this three-dimensional exploration of Picasso’s Guernica is an innovative technique for comprehending and appreciating the original masterpiece.

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Thanks to Alexandre Vargas for finding this video!