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.
I saw this painting in 1997.The painting was very realistic in style.The he color and texture is very beautiful.It is the most beautiful painting I have ever seen in my life. 03 October
#3. vanna, USA, Merced
This painting stuns me because the correspondence with the title, and the felt painting. "Science and Charity" is so clearly exhibited through the subjects. A man, a doctor, taking the pulse of the sick woman (mother) with his watch, on the right a nun, holding the woman`s probably child giving her tea/medicine. Science and Charity completely amazed. Pablo Picasso completely amazed. 14 March
#2. brenda, united states danville
i really liked this picture because it explains the picture without using words
#1. William, USA San Diego,
I saw this painting in person at the picasso museum and in no way can you truly appreciate the vibe of this painting unless you see a photograph of the painting, or see it in person, it was the most imprssive painting I saw in Europe. The pictures on the web like the one abpove this comment box have way too much light than the original painting, which has an axtremly dark, sad feel to it but it's at the same time magnificent, brilliant and wondrous. When I found out he did it when he was 16 you could've knocked me over with a feather, how the hell could a kid, a boy, have this much feeling and emotion in him, and convey such dispair and anguish? Absolutly incredible. 15 November
12 recent comments
05 December D from Asia wrote: 'I think it’s fake. True one is different'
19 November ameca from Asia wrote: 'I love this'
06 October Virat from INDIA wrote: 'Sir, i want to know the location of this original artwork,mother and child.'
23 August admin from SPB wrote: 'Michele, did you mean this print?'
22 August Michele Whiting from Cinncinati art museum wrote: 'They claim a similar piece same name same year but the head tilts up and to right. No picture of this on your site. Is this a part of a series? A misnamed piece?'
22 August Michele from Cinncinati art museum wrote: 'Seeing it in person a definite highlight.'
22 August Karin Henkel from Göttingen wrote: 'Ich suche dieses Bild "Mere et enfant, etude de mains" als gut erhaltenen Druck. Bitte alles anbieten.
Wer kann mir weiter helfen?'
11 August admin from Göttingen wrote: 'you're rigth, thanks!'
10 August sim from Canberra wrote: 'This work is not made in 1930 but 1937 and the title is 'Still life with mask''
10 August Annie from Nice wrote: 'Amazing website'
09 July Kevin from Weare,nh wrote: 'Who currently owns this piece ?'
08 July José Miguel from Chile wrote: 'The painting is in a private collection in Chile, along with some other important works.'