Three of Pablo Picasso's most famous paintings evoke compassion. Guernica, painted in 1937 for the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World's Fair, reflects the artist's visceral response to the destruction caused by the Spanish Civil War. Weeping Woman, from the same year, is considered to be a postscript to Guernica.
For more subtle reflections of compassion, see the chalk drawings of German expressionist Käthe Kollwitz, such as Head of a Woman and Plowmen.
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