Thursday, April 17, 2003

Kaethe Kollwitz


Kaethe Kollwitz lived in Berlin in the first half of the 20th century, but her prints and drawings remain as relevant, and disturbing, today. Her stark, black and white images of the victims of war, poverty and oppression are testament to Kollwitz's pacifist philosphy, born of her own witnessing of human suffering. Now, "Kaethe Kollwitz: The Art of Compassion" is on at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. It includes 75 prints, drawings and sculptures that explore Kollwitz's 50-year career as an artist. It's at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto until May 25.