Remembering the Spanish Civil War through art

Behind Picasso's colourful paintings was a stark reminder of how war tears apart society. In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, has put on a show called Conscience and Conflict.The exhibition shows how Spanish and English artists painted the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.

Art shows the human cost of conflict

Spain during it's civil war Credit: Pathe
Picasso's Weeping Woman (1937) on show at the Pallant House Gallery Credit: ITV Meridian

It was the children who suffered the most. Four thousand evacuees fled from Northern Spain during the Spanish Civil War and arrived in Southampton in May 1937. Spain's most famous artist Picasso painted the horrors of that war. One of the children sent here made the journey 77 years ago. His story is being remembered in an exhibition called 'Conscience and Conflict' at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester - as Asana Greenstreet reports.

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