The censoring of Piccaso's mural is illustrative of art's immense power. It is a civilizing force that erases national boundaries and strengthens human solidarity. In particular Piccaso's masterwork continues to aim a laserbeam focus on the madness and inhumanity of war, a message that transcends the barbarity suffered by a small Basque village in 1937. As Piccaso himself once said, "Art is a lie that tells the truth." The artist's profound mural still speaks the truth to the people of the world, so much so that the powerful feel compelled to censor it.
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