Science and Charity

By Pablo Picasso SKU:190129

Pablo Picasso's "Science and Charity," painted in 1897 when he was just 15 years old, remains an extraordinary masterpiece despite his young age. The painting depicts a doctor attending to a sick child while a nun stands nearby, symbolizing the contrast between science and compassion. Its exceptional quality lies in its profound message and skillful execution, showcasing Picasso's early talent and unique vision. "Science and Charity" serves as a glimpse into the artistic genius that would later revolutionize the art world, making it a truly special and significant artwork in the history of modern art.

39 cm

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Title: “”Pablo Picasso’s Masterpiece: Science and Charity (Year Painted: 1897)””

Pablo Picasso’s “”Science and Charity,”” painted in 1897, stands as a testament to the early brilliance of the legendary artist. At the tender age of 15, Picasso created this exceptional work, showcasing a scene of deep poignancy and artistic skill that foreshadowed his future prominence in the art world.

“”Science and Charity”” portrays a doctor tending to a sick child while a nun stands nearby, representing the intersection of science and compassion. The painting encapsulates the tension between modern medicine’s advancements and the enduring importance of empathy and care. Despite his youth, Picasso managed to convey a powerful message through this thought-provoking composition.

The portrayal of the doctor and the nun as central figures underscores the contrast between scientific knowledge and spiritual compassion, raising questions about the relationship between these two realms. Picasso’s deft brushstrokes and careful attention to detail reveal his early mastery of technique, setting the stage for his later innovative works.

What makes “”Science and Charity”” truly special is the unprecedented glimpse it offers into Picasso’s artistic evolution. The painting serves as a window into the prodigious talent and creative depth that the artist would later cultivate. It foreshadows his groundbreaking contributions to modern art, where he would go on to pioneer various movements, including Cubism.

The emotional impact of “”Science and Charity”” is heightened by the fact that it was created during Picasso’s adolescence, a time when most artists are still honing their skills. The work’s mature composition and emotive resonance are remarkable for someone so young, solidifying its place as an extraordinary masterpiece.

Throughout his prolific career, Picasso would continue to explore themes of empathy, humanity, and societal issues through his art. “”Science and Charity”” can thus be seen as an early exploration of these themes, setting the tone for his later artistic endeavors.

Today, “”Science and Charity”” remains a treasured piece in art history, revered for its emotional depth, technical prowess, and significance as a milestone in Picasso’s illustrious journey as an artist. It serves as a touchstone for those seeking to understand the development of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, making it an invaluable and exceptional painting in the annals of modern art.

Original size:
249.5 x 197 cm (width x height)
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Maximum order width:
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