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Enrique Paternina La Visita de la Madre Picasso science charity
Enrique Paternina - La visita de la madre © Archivo fotográfico. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid
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Pablo Picasso - Ciencia y Caridad, 1897 © Museu Picasso, Barcelona 2010. Foto: Gasull Fotografia
Social history buffs will get as much out of this as art fans.
This exhibition shows how artists of various nationalities in the late 1800s found fame by echoing the concerns of the well-to-do in their depictions of poverty and illness. Indeed, so popular were hospital paintings it practically became a sub-genre of social realism. Of interest to artists, the exhibition also shows how Picasso put together his work through x-ray analysis.