Pablo Picasso. Science and Charity, 1897

Science and Charity

Science et Charité

1897

Oil on canvas

Barcelona, Picasso Museum

Early Works  

In 1897, Picasso, following the advice of his father, painted a huge canvas in the academic manner. Of course, in duty to his father’s wishes, Picasso, who unwittingly discovered expressionism last summer and painted one of the best Spanish portraits - a portrait of a devout and crazy Aunt Pepa, - became much more conservative at the time. "The Science and Charity" is no more than a usual genre painting, the composition of which is surely thought-out by Pablo’s father; furthermore, it is evident that its theme and composition are inspired by the painting by Enrique Paternina, "Mother's Visit". It must be noted that this work continues to admire people, who are not into art, wondering how a 15-year-old teenager managed to paint such a perfect picture.


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