Charge, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Charge
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Käthe Kollwitz: Losbruch, Druckplatte. Stiftung Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Kunstsammlung, Berlin

Käthe Kollwitz

Charge, 1902 – 1903

Sheet 5 of the cycle ‘Peasant War’


Blatt
656 x 784 mm
Platte
515 x 592 mm
Physical Description
Line etching, drypoint, aquatint, reservage, and soft ground
Inventory Number
65134
Object Number
65134 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1909 as a gift from the Verbindung für historische Kunst (Association of Historical Art), commissioned by that association for its members in 1908
Status
On display, Special Exhibitions

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The cycle’s heroine urges the tumultuous throng of peasants to battle with a vigorous upward thrust of her hands. Kollwitz has embedded the expressively dynamic female figure and the wildly charging men in a landscape animated by various textures but ultimately abstract.

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07.06.2024