Monday, July 9, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Käthe Kollwitz

German painter, printmaker, sculptor.
Censored by Nazis, they removed her work from museums, forced her to resign from her teaching position, and threatened her with deportation to a concentration camp. Being a well-known individual throughout the world, no further action was ever taken.

She is most famous for The Weavers, a series of images depicting the oppression of workers from Silesia who revolted and failed. Here is one of the etchings.

Käthe Kollwitz (stitched over swastikas):

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