How Picasso’s ‘Dove Of Peace’ Became A Worldwide Symbol Of Hope And Unity

In 1949 Pablo Picasso created “Dove of Peace,” also known as “La Colombe”. This simple yet profound artwork was designed for the World Peace Congress in Paris and has since become an iconic symbol of hope and unity.

Measuring just 9.4 x 7.5 inches, the original “Dove of Peace” features an abstract representation of a white dove against a vibrant blue background. The choice of colors and subject matter carries deep symbolism, especially considering the global context at the time.

World War II had left the world in turmoil. Picasso, a vocal advocate for peace, sought to contribute to the conversation on disarmament and reconciliation through his

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