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)

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Zaphyrus and Flora

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Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693)

Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

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ascribed to Pietro Antonio Novelli (1729-1804)

A Music Party

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