Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - Mother and Sick Child (1903)
Maldives Stamp Issued 1974
Painting held at the Barcelona Museum, Spain
This is one of Picasso's earlier works, well before he started to mix up peoples faces. The Maldives is a beautiful group of tropical islands that are stretched intermittently across the Indian Ocean to the south of India. As the highest point of the Maldives is only 2 metres above sea level, it is one of the most threatened countries if sea levels do rise. They also issue stamps on many topics that have no relation to the Maldives as a way of raising revenue for the country.
Other works by Picasso have been used on stamps, including: