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Picasso's iconic Guernica painting recreated with half a ton of chocolate


GUERNICA, Spain (Zenger News) — Spanish confectioners have created a massive chocolate copy of Pablo Picasso’s famous 1937 anti-war painting “Guernica.”

Around 1,102 pounds of chocolate were used to recreate the famous painting, which shows the suffering of people and animals during the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War.

The re-creation marks the 85th anniversary of the bombing by Francisco Franco‘s rebel Nationalist faction, aided by the Nazi Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion and the Italian Aviazione Legionaria named Operation Rugen.

The bombing campaign led to Franco capturing the Basque city of Bilbao and claiming victory in northern Spain.

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