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Two Sisters (Date) - Pablo Picasso, 1902

Two Sisters (Date) - Pablo Picasso, 1902

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The storyline of this work is simple and prosaic. The author spied her in one of the hospitals where prostitutes were being treated. It is worth taking a closer look at the figures in order to understand the whole point of this meeting: you can see the baby in the arms of a young woman. A merciless mother gives her unexpected child to the monastery.

In the eyes of the artist, this scene takes on a deep, biblical meaning and meaning. The master in the image of the scene refers the viewer to the frescoes of Romanica and the mosaics of Byzantium. Here he accurately conveys the poses and plastic figures, the folds of clothes, the very faces of the heroines. In mournful humility and without any conviction, the nun is ready to accept the fruit of another's sin. The supplicant amazes the viewer with a doomed hopeless, absent glance. Interestingly, only one of the women casts the shadow, the one that brought the baby. This shadow, as a hint of the sinful past of the heroine.

Women bowed their heads in front of each other. In this position both forgiveness and atonement. The only thing that is not in the picture is hope, love and faith. The righteous and the sinner are equal figures before God. Hence the double name, in which the key word is the sister.

Iconic aesthetics further emphasizes the Christian content of the picture. The mood of the work is emphasized by the calm, the atmosphere is cold, and the composition itself is static, so characteristic of medieval art, when the main thing in any work was a canon, a set of rules by which any image of a biblical story connected with the reflection of the sacred world is created.


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