Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ in 3-D


Visual effects artist Lena Gieseke (who was previous married to Tim Burton) created a 3-D video of Picasso’s Guernica — the 1937 anti-war painting that symbolized the bombing of the titular northern Spanish town. It was displayed as a mural at the World’s Fair in Paris, and then made a brief tour around the globe — acting as a reminder about the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War (and war in general, really). The monochromatic work takes on a new life in Gieseke’s three-minute exploration through the landmark piece. Is it strange to see the cubist work of art — which aimed in part to flatten space — made dimensional?

[Spotted via OpenCulture]