Facebook Crosspost: 2020-May-26

oking for inspiration for your “Portraits of the Pandemic” exhibition submission? What about some inspiration from art history?

Featured Historic Self Portrait:Kathe Kollwitz

Kathe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was a leading twentieth-century German printmaker and sculptor who explored the themes of motherhood, oppression, death, war and sacrifice. Much of her work is autobiographical and self-portraiture was one of her chief forms of expression.

From age 18, when she was an art student in Berlin, until she reached 76, two years before her death at the end of the Second World War, Kollwitz created more than 100 self-portraits. Kollwitz battled depression throughout her life, but it was the tragic death of her son at the onset of World War I that left an indelible mark on her spirit. Her self-portraits capture the depth of raw emotion of an artist who was tormented by great loss, grief and pain.

Inspired to submit? Click the link https://dbqart.org/portraits-of-the-pandemic/