Artwork Title: Self-portrait with Hand on Brow - Artist Name: Käthe Kollwitz

Self-portrait with Hand on Brow

Käthe Kollwitz, 1910

"Whether in images of others or herself, Kollwitz gave hands special prominence. Like faces, she viewed them as expressive vehicles, but furthermore, as symbols of human action and creativity. In this print the hand and face combine forces to convey a self-portrait rife with tension and anxiety. ... Kollwitz made this self-portrait as a birthday present for her husband Karl who, along with her sons, claimed that it did not bear any resemblance to the artist."
female artist
self portrait

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