The picture is a general protest against the bombing of the Nazis on the city of Guernica. She is filled with feelings of violence, agony, grief and suffering. From her breathes the tragic sensation of death, destruction and destruction. There are no bombs or a city in the picture, only a flame of fire.
The images depicted on the canvas are conveyed sufficiently in a simplified form. It creates the feeling of being in the basement. On the face of a man and a woman who are facing the viewer, there is a mouth wide open from a scream, eyes shifted above the forehead and nostrils open. On the right side of the canvas, you can observe figures that run from a burning building.
Their windows of this building fall woman. Near a man whose arms are raised up, two human outlines are visible, which are tense and alarmed, but filled with determination. On the left side of the canvas is a sobbing mother, with her head thrown back, holding a deceased child in her arms. This is an image symbolizing the grief of all mothers. The death of their children. Next to her is the image of a bull with clearly expressed indifference, which tramples on a fallen warrior. In his hands is a broken sword, he is in a pose, somewhat reminiscent of a crucifix.
The warrior symbolizes the viewer physical suffering. The symbol of the bull is stiffness, the personification of fascism, and the horse is the suffering of the innocent. The woman depicted with the profile of an ancient goddess holds a burning lamp with her arm extended forward. Instead of a pupil, she has a light bulb. Her mouth is wide, she screams, but no one hears. The horse beats in a fit of convulsion. Above all these images is an incandescent lamp.
Everything around us perishes and collapses. The picture is filled with symbols of anger, pain and revenge. A large role is played by lines, sometimes thin and round, and then suddenly sharp and refracted. They seem to express the human psyche with horror and pain.
Antonio Canova Cupid And Psyche