Graphic designer and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz is one of the most important German artists. Her work is known around the world, fetching high prices at art auctions. Her memorial "Mourning Parents" in the soldiers' graveyard in Belgium is one of the most important sepulchral sculptures of the 20th century. Using her diaries and drawings, as well as conversations with descendants and international experts, the film sets out to discover one of the most charismatic women of the 20th century.
5 July 2017 (Germany)
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Käthe Kollwitz. A Life with Art and War
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Born 8 July 1867, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of Käthe Kollwitz' birth. She was one of the first women permitted to study art in Munich and was a recognized artist even under the Kaiser. Fun-loving, curious and committed, she was also a politically strong voice in her time. None of her work is without a message. Terrible misfortune, including the loss of her son Peter in World War I, shattered her life. Themes such as grief, loss, poverty, hunger and war became much more prevalent in her work. See more