Artist Kathe Kollwitz
Kathe Kollwitz was born in 1867 and died in 1945. She was a powerful, intense artist who produced works of great tenderness. Her two artworks 'Woman with dead child' and 'Unemployment' revel the suffering of humanity and social working class.
Kathe Kollwitz was greatly influenced by the hardships of humanity, her main subjects being body language, distortion, death and human vulnerability, as well as fleeting joys. She also focused on social problems with city life, such as prostitution and unemployment and the suffering of the German working class. She was facinated by working class women and depicted them as persons of character, strength and responsibility. The suffering of humanity is well depicted in Kollwitz' artwork, 'Woman with dead child' because the mother's face is hidden, showing deep sorrow.…
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