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Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) initially trained in painting but is primarily known for printmaking and was also a sculptor. Unlike many other female artists at that period, her father, who recognised her drawing talent and approved her aim to become a…
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…
Throughout the 1920s Kollwitz’s strong social convictions found expression in her commanding graphic works, championing the oppressed and highlighting social injustice. Help for Russia is symbolised in the form of strong hands lifting the hollow…
Portrait of Käthe Kollwitz
Expressionism: The Total Artwork Gallery
Leicester Museum & Art Gallery We are proud to host the largest collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK, and with support from Arts Council England have re-displayed the collection. Our new gallery uses cutting edge museum design…
Mother and Child *
Original Title Käthe Kollwitz Mutter und Kind Year of Production 1928 Artist Käthe Kollwitz and Louise Diel Medium Book Materials Paper, ink Dimensions height: 24.7; width: 19.5 cm Credit Line Purchased Copyright We have attempted to…
Independent Expressionist Artists
Many developed a radical, modernist approach, placing them firmly within the Expressionist canon of work. Many had found initial success through the Berlin Secession, the breakaway progressive faction at the turn of the century led by Max…
Report 1 - Introduction to German Expressionism
Points covered Overview of the significance of German Expressionist art in global art historical context. Overview of the significance of German Expressionist art on UK. How to Cite: Dorothy Price, ‘An Introduction to German Expressionism’,…
Report 6 - Current relevance
Points covered Outline the impact of German Expressionism on contemporary art. Outline the impact of German Expressionism on contemporary culture more broadly. How to Cite: Christian Weikop, Dorothy Price, ‘The Relevance of German Expressionism…
Death and Woman
Original print, soft ground, etching, 1910. Reproduced in 'Mutter und Kind'.