Kathe Kollwitz

Kollwitz was mentioned at the end of the Introduction section.  I had previously looked at her work, when I was doing linocut as part of my Access course.  I found her themes dark and gloomy.  Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed most famously through the graphic means of drawing, etching, lithography, and woodcut, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger, and war.  Her works told many timeless tales of human sufferings.  Because of her uncompromising representational style that carries no ambiguity clear messages, I admire her works despite or because of they are painful to look at at times.

Following is a link to some examples:





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