Kathe Kollwitz at Davis


Sculpture, prints, and drawings in Kathe Kollwitz’s “Krieg” cycle are at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Cultural Center. Kollwitz’s work has lost none of its power in the hundred or so years ago since it was first created, and the raw emotion of her subjects–grieving parents and widows, starving civilians, orphaned children–speaks powerfully to the world today.

A mural-size photograph of  Kollwitz’s sculptures, “The Grieving Parents” confronts the viewer on one wall. Kollwitz designed the pair to memorialize her son Peter, slain in the First World War, and they reside in the Vladslo German War Cemetery in Belgium.



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