From 1903 to 1908, Käthe Kollwitz created plates for Bauernkrieg/Peasant War, a series of etchings that represents the brutal treatment of peasants in sixteenth-century Germany, their rise to revolution and battle, and their subsequent humiliation and death. Although based on historic events, she used this series as a vehicle to criticize and protest the anticipated tragedies that unfolded across Europe during the first half of the twentieth century. Kollwitz has been, for over a century, a major influence on print and media artists, both for her political commentary and her printmaking technique.
This exhibition, on loan to the Phillips Museum of Art from the permanent collection of Dickinson College's Trout Gallery, was curated by Dickinson College German major Courtney Rogers '17. The exhibition Materials for this exhibition are available in English and German.
Gallery talk: Phillip Earenfight, Director, Trout Gallery and Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, November 15, 5 p.m., Gibson Gallery
Lecture: lecture by Jane Kallir, daughter of Otto Kallir, co-founder with Hildegard Bachert of Galerie St. Etienne, NYC, November 29, 5 p.m. Gibson Gallery