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    Picasso's idea of "Guernica"

    I feel something is wrong with my sentence, but I cannot point out the exact mistake. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Picasso's idea of "Guernica" sprang from the bombing of the eponymous town.

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    Re: Picasso's idea of "Guernica"

    I'd say "The concept behind Picasso's Guernica arose from the bombing of the eponymous town."

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    Re: Picasso's idea of "Guernica"

    konungursvia,

    I am wondering if the word "idea" instead of "concept" could be used in your version of my sentence, and would it mean the same.

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    Re: Picasso's idea of "Guernica"

    Yes, you could make that substitution.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Picasso's idea of "Guernica"

    As people are saying, you can... Though in philosophy and aesthetics, some people at the university level more often define ideas and notions as simple representations, and concepts as complexes rich in associations. The idea of a wooden chair, as opposed to the actual wooden chair. The concept of the Other, as (stranger, host, enemy, adversary, parallel...) as opposed to the self.

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    Re: Picasso's idea of "Guernica"

    The problem with your sentence is the preposition - of. Instead you could use for.

    However, I prefer The idea behind Picasso's Guernica...

    When talking about art, it is common also to say The inspiration for...

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