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Käthe Kollwitz

Author: Elizabeth Prelinger; Käthe Kollwitz; Alessandra Comini; Hildegard Bachert; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few artists are as universally beloved as the German printmaker, draftsman, and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz, whose powerful images of mothers and children and of protest against social injustice have long been admired by both critics and the public. Kollwitz, a woman in a field dominated by men, steadfastly adhered to a figurative style in the era of abstraction and depicted socially engaged subject matter when it was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
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Prelinger, Elizabeth.
Käthe Kollwitz.
Washington : National Gallery of Art, c1992
(OCoLC)643893200
Named Person: Käthe Kollwitz; Käthe Kollwitz; Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz; Käthe Kollwitz; Kollwitz; Kollwitz
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Prelinger; Käthe Kollwitz; Alessandra Comini; Hildegard Bachert; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0894681702 9780894681707 0300057296 9780300057294 0300061684 9780300061680
OCLC Number: 25047559
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held May 3-Aug. 16, 1992 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Chronology (p. 177-183).
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Kollwitz reconsidered / Elizabeth Prelinger --
Kollwitz in context : the formative years / Alessandra Comini --
Collecting the art of Käthe Kollwitz / Hildegard Bachert.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Prelinger ; with essays by Alessandra Comini and Hildegard Bachert.
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Few artists are as universally beloved as the German printmaker, draftsman, and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz, whose powerful images of mothers and children and of protest against social injustice have long been admired by both critics and the public. Kollwitz, a woman in a field dominated by men, steadfastly adhered to a figurative style in the era of abstraction and depicted socially engaged subject matter when it was unfashionable. Kollwitz is largely known through political posters and restrikes of her prints. Her reputation has to some extent been dominated by an emphasis on the social content of her work, often at the expense of her remarkable artistic skills. The present study challenges that view by focusing on the artistic aspect of her achievement. The book consists of three essays on Kollwitz. Elizabeth Prelinger provides a reassessment of Kollwitz as an artist; Alessandra Comini presents a richly atmospheric discussion of the artist's life in Berlin during the tumultuous period that spanned two world wars; and Hildegard Bachert surveys the reception of Kollwitz in Germany and the United States as manifested in collections of her works. The volume, which includes a selection of the finest examples of Kollwitz' oeuvre, juxtaposes preparatory drawings with finished art, illustrating the arduous experimental processes by which she attained her brilliant results. Themes important to Kollwitz--such as self-portraits, social activism as illustrated in the cycles A Weavers' Rebellion and Peasants' War, love and death, nudes, workers, war and revolution--are explored in depth in all media. The book will serve as the catalogue for an exhibition of Kollwitz' prints, drawings, and works of sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from May 3 to August 26, 1992.

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