Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Self-Portrait in Profile Berlin, 1927 Lithograph on Japanese paper 59 x 45 cm    Kollwitz portrays herself with signs of aging and a careworn expression, working against the traditional portrait of the woman as timeless youth. The head, as the most vital part of the body, symbolizes the artist’s wisdom and her sympathetic mentality to … Read more

REMBRANDT HARMENSZ VAN RIJN (1606-1669)

Self-Portrait with Saskia Amsterdam, 1636 Etching Rembrandt and his wife Saskia are shown in historical dress in this self portrait from the 1630s. Well known for making self-portraits throughout his life, this etching shows the artist during his most prosperous decade before the tragic death of his wife and 3 of his 4 children. The … Read more