Hunger by Käthe Kollwitz

Woodcut, 1923.


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Original Title :
Year of production :
Käthe Kollwitz
Medium :
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
paper: height: 41.5 cms; width: 31.2 cms; print: height: 34 cms; width: 27.3 cms
Credit Line :
Gift of Michael Brooks
Copyright :
© DACS 2013
Catalogue References:
Klipsten 169 (III, von IV); Knesebeck 182 IV 6 (von VI)
Weimar Republic, Woodcut, Kollwitz, News print, Brooks Gift

The front cover of a 4 page news print paper. See detail images for other pages.

Kollwitz was at her strongest producing powerful images protesting against social injustice and oppression of all kinds. The despair of the mother who cannot feed her starving baby is understood by all. It was a cry for help in a Germany which, in the early 1920s was facing financial meltdown through unemployment, inflation and having to pay war-compensation (reparations) to the Allied nations.


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