Death and the Woman - By Kathe Kollwitz [German 1867-1945]..
The marker reads..
In this print, the owman seems to be wrestling with the shadow as much as the skeleton. The semi-abstraction of style allows the shadowed figure to consume the woman visually, even as she fights back. Thier nudity and lack of specific setting lend a universal significance to these figures.
The brochure reads..
In this print by Kollwitz, the dance of death has become an agonizing struggle. Acceptance of death has been transformed into a tug-of-war between a child in the foreground and the skeleton in the background, with the body of the mother as the ultimate prize..
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