Ekphrasis: Project Guernica

‘Project Guernica’ by London Junkers and Lizzie Gudkov. Photo by PJ Trenton.

This may be the shortest post I ever make, because I don’t know what else to say but this: London Junkers and Lizzie Gudkov’s new installation at LEA 6, Project Guernica, might just be the coolest thing I’ve seen in SL. And I don’t say that lightly, but my art historian brain might be making me biased.

London explains:

In 1937 Spanish painter Pablo Picasso created one of the most important icons of the 20th century when he made the Guernica. Painted in black and white, depicting the horrors of war, it is today as solid and modern as it was when it was first shown in the 1937 International Fair in Paris.

The intention of re-creating this masterpiece in Second Life comes from the love for the original mural itself and what it represents. After a lot of thought and experimenting with external 3d software, a decision was made, this installation would be built primarily in prims, as an exercise of the possibilities that LEA has given us. With this piece, we would like to pay homage to Picasso and let visitors learn more from it.

Just go see it. It is fantastic.

See more of PJ’s photos of this exhibit here.

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