The painting specifically represented the most heartening horrors associated with war and the likely technological inhumane that is used as a critical warfare of the super powers. It serves to warn of the upcoming terrors and mishaps for the next generations regarding cross-border armed conflicts.
This artistic work had a story to tell of the horrifying war event that had taken place earlier in the year during when German and French air forces unprecedently bombed a culturally significant village in Spain. The village got a horrifying ambush leaving the whole nation dismantled in terms of security and military operations.
A lot of lessons and or messages come from this piece of work. First, from the painting we can clearly ascertain the bad sides of armed cross-border wars. It leaves innocent people dead, maimed or displaced from their homesteads. Second, it portrays how horrifying war can be to the victims. This means that apart from death and displacement, wars also maim the victims. Besides, the military personal show disorganization in a manner that they may not have time to retaliate.
Léger made a major artistic debut in 1913 in painting. During then, he managed to paint a series of abstract studies that he later referred to as Contrast of Forms. One of the motives for creating the paintings was to make an illustration of his theory that the strongest pictorial effects could only be achieved by juxtaposing contrasts of colour, of both straight and curved lines, and of both flat and solids planes. This is what culminated into one his lectures in 1914 on Contemporary Achievements in Painting. In the lectures, Léger made comparisons between the contrasts in his painting and the landscape appearance of billboards.
From the video, the narrator does not explain to the audience where and how Léger began his artistic work, the progresses he made and how he ended up with the work after