As Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Franz Marc hit new highs at auction and as the Neue Gallerie is about to open German Expressionism, the Brooklyn Museum catches the curl with its own exhibition of a German Exressionist.
Käthe Kollwitz: Prints from the “War” and “Death” is set to open March 15, 2013. The exhibition will feature prints that emphasize the impact of war. It includes many favorites from the War and Death cycle along with 13 rarely scene prints.
Kollwitz chronicles the human toll inflicted by armed conflict. We feel the pain and suffering, the pangs of hunger and the devastation of families torn apart. The emotional element of her work was heightened by personal loss. Her son Peter was killed in the opening months of the First World War.
The exhibition will be displayed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on the 4th Floor of the Brooklyn Museum. It runs until September 15th.