WHAT I HAVE SEEN OF THE WAR
Children's drawings from the Brauner Collection 1937-1938
During the Spanish civil war, thousands of children were evacuated to children's colonies by the Government of the Republic. It is imaginable to think that they arrived at those homes trembling and crying: they had been separated from their surroundings and in many cases they had seen their relatives die after the bombardments. The Brauner couple alleviated the pain of the little ones through all kinds of liberalizing expressions, music, theater, painting... They understood that the pain of the children could be reflected in their drawings. In this way they would be freed from anguish, although it is true that the drawings only appeared after a climate of trust, they affirm that the "animator is not there to make the child draw but to give him the possibility and desire to do so".
Book-catalogue that in the first part narrates the life of the Brauner couple (she Francoise, Dr. Fritzi), and he Alfred (Dr. Fred) and in the second it offers 38 drawings made by Spanish children generally between the ages of 6 and 13 years that scream their anguish, pain, loss, fear, love, peace, but finally hope... The common denominator of the Brauner collection is war and uprooting. Being the search for security the most frequent theme of children's war drawings.
|Number of pages||78|
|Author||Rose DUROUX, Guy BAUDON and Luca GABOARDI|
|Publication||Guadalajara Provincial Council. Culture Service|