Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Hispanic Studies

Reader 1

Marina Perez de Mendiola

Reader 2

Victoria Sancho Lobis

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This thesis analyzes the 18 etchings made by Pablo Picasso in his folio titled Sueño y mentira de Franco created in 1937. It examines their role in condemning Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War and how Picasso used his art to make a political statement. Additionally, the roles that humor and satire, gender, the comic strip style, and language play in the piece are discussed in regards to the effectiveness of the overall work.