Artwork Title: Frau mit totem Kind (Woman With Dead Child) - Artist Name: Käthe Kollwitz

Frau mit totem Kind (Woman With Dead Child)

Käthe Kollwitz, 1903

Frau mit totem Kind has none of the resignation of her later sculpture (1937) of a mother and her dead son, ‘something like a Piéta’, of which the artist said ‘There is no longer pain, only reflection.’ In the 1903 print there is only pain, but however much she drew upon personal experience and observation, it is nonetheless a carefully contrived artistic composition. []
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