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KOLLWITZ AND CONTEMPORARIES

German Graphic Art 1910 – 1923

Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1954) lived through a tumultuous period in Germany’s history, from the birth of its empire to the fall of the Third Reich, and unflinchingly depicted the devastating effects of starvation, war and inequality. Drawing and experimenting with print techniques enabled her and her contemporaries to respond powerfully to their times.

Organised to complement Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, these works from the Barber collection contextualise Kollwitz’s graphic work, and includes examples by Otto Dix, George Grosz, Max Beckmann and Max Klinger.

 

Header and box image: Käthe Kollwitz, Help Russia, 1921 © The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

S. Maniago after Tintoretto (c.1518-1594)

Raccolta di opere scelte: The column of fire

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Valentin le Febvre (1642-1680/2), after Veronese (1528-1588)

Raccolta di opere scelte: Christ meeting the woman of Samaria at the well

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Paul Emile Colin (1877-1949)

Souvenirs d'autrefois 

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José de Ribera (1591-1652)

Head of a Man with a Goitre

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