KATHE KOLLWITZ

KATH KOLLWITZ

KATHE KOLLWITZ

Kollwitz born in Kaliningrad, Russia  in 1867. She became a student in Berlin to develop her artistic skills as a painter, etcher and sculptor. She documented the working class, revolutions, war and human sufferings. Her son Peter, died in World War 1 and her grandson, Peter in World War 2. ‘The grieving parents’ was a memorial artwork to soldiers and their families who had suffered because of the war.

Grieving Parents- Kathe Kollwitz

kathe kollwitz

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KATHE KOLLWITZ

Kollwitz documents the lives of the less fortunate, capturing harrowing moments of despair, unconsolable loss and devastation. The artwork below is a mother with her dead child.

kathe kollwitz

kathe kollwitz

The above wood cut is a self-portrait by Kollwitz, with a stoic gaze and unflattering rendering which alludes to the suffering she faced through out her life.

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Edward Bagenal- artwork

ED’S WORK CAN BE SEEN HERE.

I’m loving this tumblr account by Edward Bagenal. There are a multitude of themes from  fast food, ethereal landscapes, vintage portraiture and documentary sketches.

There are so many I love and could have picked out to put on this post.  His work is a  bizarre and eccentric mash up of almost  corny ’60s portraiture paired with a cartoony, plastic- Pop art  aesthetic. As a result, you get this  unique kinda hybrid going on.