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John Bunyan Museum is open for the new season after being closed for the winter. New family and children's activity trails avaliable free
Original art from 45 artists, arranged specifically for children to see
Lynda Morris curated the exhibition Picasso Peace and Freedom held at Tate Liverpool in 2010. The exhibition was based on her research over the last four years on the 'Political Papers' in Picasso's personal Archives at the Musee Picasso in Paris and revealed a new account of Picasso. He joined the French Communist Party at the time of the Liberation of Paris from the German Occupation in 1944 and he remained a member until his death in 1973. Throughout the post war period he was an important funder of the French CP and of the Spanish Republican Government in Exile. His image of the Dove of Peace became the symbol of the post war peace movement from 1949 onwards. Picasso's Political papers explain the impact of the Cold War on Picasso. They suggested a new interpretation of Picasso's late paintings after Delacroix, Velazques, Manet, Poussin and David as political satires on the political events of the period from the Algerian Uprising, to the continuation of Fascism in Spain under Franco to the Cuba Missile Crisis. Picasso saw the Twentieth Century as a 100 year war. Tom Braden who ran CIA cultural initiatives in Western Europe in the 1950s and 1960s talked of his work in a 1990s interview as: "The Battle for Picasso's Mind".
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