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Northern Guernica

Northern Guernica, 1968, Aquatint
Francesc Torres (Spanish, born 1948)

The work of Barcelona-born artist Francesc Torres critically reflects on the diverse manifestations of culture, politics, memory, and power through a variety of media. Torres’ artistic production focuses on the belief that it is through the remains of history that memory remains. This early work, Northern Guernica, addresses the 1937 bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War as well as the 1945 Bombing of Dresden during World War II.