Thursday, December 1, 2011

This piece is called Woman with Dead Child by Kathe Kollwitz, who was a German painter. It was done in 1903, and the medium is etching. She is very well known for depicting horrors of war and poverty, and knowing that she was an anti-war protestor because she lost her son, it makes me wonder if this etching was reflecting her own emotions at the time since I thought the image was overwhelmingly powerful.

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