barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Help Russia

Berlin, 1921

Lithograph

 

A suffering and emaciated man is embraced by two pairs of tough-looking hands.

Designed as a propaganda poster during the Russian Civil War, this lithograph demonstrates the artist’s sensibility to the social conditions of the working class. The print medium serves as a useful tool for spreading pacifist and political messages.

Purchased 1991 (No. 91.1)

Philip Galle (1537-1612)

The story of the Prodigal Son - The prodigal son leaving his father’s house

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Philip Galle (1537-1612)

The Story of the Prodigal Son - The Prodigal Son Squandering His Inheritance on Harlots

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Orazio Farinati (1559 – after 1616)

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Conrad Martin Metz (1749-1827)

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