Kathe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist

Kathe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist

by Martha Kearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0912670150

ISBN-13: 9780912670157

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The


   A genration after her death, German artist Kathe Kollwitz is winning a reputation as one of the great graphic artists of the 20th Century. Concentrating on the more "democratic" media-especially etchings, lithographs, posters, and woodcuts, as well as sculpture and bronze reliefs-Kollwitz always created for the people, rather than for the upper

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   A genration after her death, German artist Kathe Kollwitz is winning a reputation as one of the great graphic artists of the 20th Century. Concentrating on the more "democratic" media-especially etchings, lithographs, posters, and woodcuts, as well as sculpture and bronze reliefs-Kollwitz always created for the people, rather than for the upper class collector. Unlike the volputuous odalisques so often depicted by male artists, Kollowitz's women are joyous or grief stricken, thoughtful or shielding mothers; forlorn, pregnant, widows; tender friends; prostitutes; militant pacifists or revolutionaries in action. In her sensitive narrative, Martha Kearns establishes Kollwitz's contributions to western art, and especially to women's art. This original paperback is generously illustrated with many striking, seldom-see reproductions from private collections, assembled in one volume for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912670157
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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