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Contrary to what may viewers believe, Delacroix's La Liberte Guidant le Peuple, painted in 1830, is not a painting commemorating the French Revolution of 1789; rather, it was painted by Delacroix in commemoration of the Revolution of 1830 in which Charles X of France was defeated. Liberty is pictured as a goddess-type figure who is a leader of the people in a strong, robust manner. Critics of Delacroix deplored this depiction and that of the mound of corpses upon which she marches. This painting can be viewed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, one of the great art museums of the world.
Pablo Picasso's equally controversial painting decrying the carnage of the Spanish Civil War is done in his cubist style. Depicting the tragedy of war and the slaughter of innocents, Picasso's painting as become an anti-war symbol that has traveled to museum's throughout the world. Certainly, it brought the Spanish Civil War to the attention to the world. It is located in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
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