The Signs as Great Works of Art

Aries: Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo| Lively and Romantic

Taurus: The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli| Authentic and Sensible

Gemini: The Thinker by Auguste Rodin| Intellectual and Sociable

Cancer: The Scream by Edvard Munch| Emotional and Creative

Leo: Guernica by Pablo Picasso| Energetic and Ambitious

Virgo: Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci| Modest and Precise

Libra: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer| Charming and Graceful

Scorpio: The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh| Dynamic and Secretive

Sagittarius: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat| Positive and Exciting

Capricorn: The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci| Practical and Wise

Aquarius: The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali| Inventive and Deep Thinking

Pisces: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch| Imaginative and Sensitive

Guernica, Pablo Picasso. Completed 1937.

“The raid on Guernica is unparalleled in military history. Guernica was not a military objective. A factory producing war material lay outside the town and was untouched. The object of the bombardment was seemingly the demoralization of the civil population and the destruction of the cradle of the Basque race.” – George L. Steer, The Times

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Pablo Picasso - Guernica (1937)

Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

The painting was created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain, by Nazi German and Fascist Italian warplanes at the request of the Spanish Nationalists. Today it is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.