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Käthe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist Martha Kearns

Käthe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist

Martha Kearns

Published January 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780912670157
Paperback
256 pages
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A genration after her death, German artist Kathe Kollwitz is winning a reputation as one of the great graphic artists of the 20th Century. Concentrating on the more democratic media-especially etchings, lithographs, posters, and woodcuts, as wellMore   A genration after her death, German artist Kathe Kollwitz is winning a reputation as one of the great graphic artists of the 20th Century. Concentrating on the more democratic media-especially etchings, lithographs, posters, and woodcuts, as well as sculpture and bronze reliefs-Kollwitz always created for the people, rather than for the upper class collector. Unlike the volputuous odalisques so often depicted by male artists, Kollowitzs women are joyous or grief stricken, thoughtful or shielding mothers- forlorn, pregnant, widows- tender friends- prostitutes- militant pacifists or revolutionaries in action. In her sensitive narrative, Martha Kearns establishes Kollwitzs contributions to western art, and especially to womens art. This original paperback is generously illustrated with many striking, seldom-see reproductions from private collections, assembled in one volume for the first time.