The first work chosen was a self-portrait created in 1910. This is not a very typical expression for a self-portrait. Kollwitz appears to be saddened or distressed. The lines used to establish value creates a disorder in the work.
The second image is a portrait of her son Hans, created in 1895. The heavy, dark shadow behind the child gives this drawing a very ominous feeling.
I chose Kathe Kollwitz as the subject of this post because of the expression of feeling displayed in her work. When you look at one of her drawings, it is impossible not to feel what the subject of the drawing is feeling.
"Kathe Kollwitz - Biography." Kathe Kollwitz - Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.
"Kathe Kollwitz- The Mothers." Kathe Kollwitz- The Mothers. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2014.
Kollwitz, Käthe, Heinrich Zille, Andrea Firmenich, Martina Padberg, and Rainer Stamm. Nahsicht: Käthe Kollwitz, Heinrich Zille. Bielefeld: Kerber, 2009. Print.
Self-Portrait with Hand on Forehead. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 7 Oct. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com.proxy.lib.duke.edu/EBchecked/media/12419>.
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