Massacre in Korea is a expressionistic painting completed on January 18, 1951, by Pablo Picasso which is seen as a criticism of American intervention in the Korean War. It depicts the 1950 Sinchon Massacre, a mass killing carried out in the county of Sinchon, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. Although the actual perpetrators and causes of the murders in Sinchon are in question, Massacre in Korea appears to depict them as civilians being killed by anti-communist forces. The art critic Kirsten Hoving Keen says that it is "inspired by reports of American atrocities" and considers it one of Picasso's communist works.

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  • Massacre en Corée est un tableau de Picasso peint en 1951, dans le style expressionniste et dans le style cubiste. Le tableau est conservé au musée Picasso de Paris. Il date de 1951, six mois après le début de la Guerre de Corée. (fr)
  • Masacre en Corea es uno de los cuadros de Picasso pintado en 1951. Inspirado en un cuadro de Goya que presenta a las tropas francesas fusilando civiles en España, bajo las órdenes de Joachim Murat (el Tres de Mayo). (es)
  • Massaker in Korea (frz.: Massacre en Corée) ist der Titel eines Ölgemäldes des spanischen Malers Pablo Picasso aus dem Jahr 1951. Es gehört zur Sammlung des Musée Picasso in Paris. (de)
  • Massacro in Corea è un dipinto a olio su compensato (110x210 m) realizzato nel 1951 dal pittore spagnolo Pablo Picasso. È conservato nel Musée National Picasso di Parigi. (it)
  • 『朝鮮の虐殺』(Massacre in Korea)は、スペインの画家パブロ・ピカソが信川虐殺事件に触発されて1951年に描いた作品。フランシスコ・デ・ゴヤの『マドリード、1808年5月3日』と同じ構図である。 (ja)
  • Massacre in Korea is a expressionistic painting completed on January 18, 1951, by Pablo Picasso which is seen as a criticism of American intervention in the Korean War. It depicts the 1950 Sinchon Massacre, a mass killing carried out in the county of Sinchon, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. Although the actual perpetrators and causes of the murders in Sinchon are in question, Massacre in Korea appears to depict them as civilians being killed by anti-communist forces. The art critic Kirsten Hoving Keen says that it is "inspired by reports of American atrocities" and considers it one of Picasso's communist works. Picasso's work is drawn from Francisco Goya's painting The Third of May 1808, which shows Napoleon's soldiers executing Spanish civilians under the orders of Joachim Murat. It stands in the same iconographic tradition of an earlier work modeled after Goya, Édouard Manet's series of five paintings depicting the execution of Emperor Maximilian, completed between 1867 and 1869. As with Goya's The Third of May 1808, Picasso's painting is marked by a bifurcated composition, divided into two distinct parts. To the left, a group of naked women and children are seen situated at the foot of a mass grave. A number of heavily armed "knights" stand to the right, also naked, but equipped with "gigantic limbs and hard muscles similar to those of prehistoric giants." The firing squad is rigidly poised as in Goya. In Picasso's representation, however, the group is manifestly helter-skelter – as was often apparent in his portrayals of armored soldiers in drawings and lithographs – which may be taken to indicate an attitude of mockery of the idiocy of war. Their helmets are misshapen, and their weaponry is a mishmash amalgamation of the instruments of aggression from the medieval period to the modern era; not quite guns or lances, they perhaps most resemble candlesticks. What is more, none of the soldiers have penises. This representational feature is highlighted by the pregnant state of the women on the left side of the panel. Many viewers have interpreted that the soldiers, in their capacity as destroyers of life, have substituted guns for their penises, thereby castrating themselves and depriving the world of the next generation of human life. During this period, Picasso is believed to have been moving away from his earlier communist ideology. Along with Guernica, The Charnel House (1944–45), War and Peace (1952), and Rape of the Sabine Women (1962–63), this is one of Picasso's works that he composed to depict the politics of his time. At 43 inches (1.1 m) by 82 inches (2.1 m), the work is smaller than his Guernica. However, it bears a conceptional resemblance to that painting as well as an expressive vehemence. (en)
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  • Massacre en Corée est un tableau de Picasso peint en 1951, dans le style expressionniste et dans le style cubiste. Le tableau est conservé au musée Picasso de Paris. Il date de 1951, six mois après le début de la Guerre de Corée. (fr)
  • Masacre en Corea es uno de los cuadros de Picasso pintado en 1951. Inspirado en un cuadro de Goya que presenta a las tropas francesas fusilando civiles en España, bajo las órdenes de Joachim Murat (el Tres de Mayo). (es)
  • Massaker in Korea (frz.: Massacre en Corée) ist der Titel eines Ölgemäldes des spanischen Malers Pablo Picasso aus dem Jahr 1951. Es gehört zur Sammlung des Musée Picasso in Paris. (de)
  • Massacro in Corea è un dipinto a olio su compensato (110x210 m) realizzato nel 1951 dal pittore spagnolo Pablo Picasso. È conservato nel Musée National Picasso di Parigi. (it)
  • 『朝鮮の虐殺』(Massacre in Korea)は、スペインの画家パブロ・ピカソが信川虐殺事件に触発されて1951年に描いた作品。フランシスコ・デ・ゴヤの『マドリード、1808年5月3日』と同じ構図である。 (ja)
  • Massacre in Korea is a expressionistic painting completed on January 18, 1951, by Pablo Picasso which is seen as a criticism of American intervention in the Korean War. It depicts the 1950 Sinchon Massacre, a mass killing carried out in the county of Sinchon, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. Although the actual perpetrators and causes of the murders in Sinchon are in question, Massacre in Korea appears to depict them as civilians being killed by anti-communist forces. The art critic Kirsten Hoving Keen says that it is "inspired by reports of American atrocities" and considers it one of Picasso's communist works. (en)
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  • Massaker in Korea (de)
  • Masacre en Corea (es)
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  • 朝鮮の虐殺 (ja)
  • Massacre in Korea (en)
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