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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: Why is this painting so shocking?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Like the _______ of Guernica itself, Picasso’s painting is dense with destruction. But hidden beneath this supposed chaos, are carefully _______ scenes and symbols, carrying out the painting’s multifaceted ______ on fascism. Decades after its ________, "Guernica" retains its power to shock viewers and ignite debate, and is often referenced at anti-war gatherings around the world. Hundreds of viewers have ________ with its harsh imagery, shattering symbolism and complex political _________. But even without a close understanding of it’s complicated subtext, Picasso’s work _______ a searing reminder of the true casualties of violence.

Solution

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  6. bombing
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Original Text

Like the bombing of Guernica itself, Picasso’s painting is dense with destruction. But hidden beneath this supposed chaos, are carefully crafted scenes and symbols, carrying out the painting’s multifaceted attack on fascism. Decades after its creation, "Guernica" retains its power to shock viewers and ignite debate, and is often referenced at anti-war gatherings around the world. Hundreds of viewers have grappled with its harsh imagery, shattering symbolism and complex political messaging. But even without a close understanding of it’s complicated subtext, Picasso’s work remains a searing reminder of the true casualties of violence.

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