Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage
+49 (0)221 227 2899
+49 (0)221 227 2602
Tue - Sun
11 am – 6 pm
First Thu each month
11 am – 8 pm
From 12 December 2022 until probably August 2023 the museum will be closed due to necessary constructional and conceptual changes, in particular an energetic renovation of the current building equipment.
Coloured chalk on brownish drawing cardboard, NT 275
Kollwitz’ pastels of the Caveau des Innocents in Paris are among her most modern works. They show that she was familiar with the drawings of Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and also with the paintings of Édouard Vuillard. This pastel gives the most graphic description of the interior of the Caveau des Innocents. The gloomy cross-vault ceiling, the arched passageways and the cobbled floor are clearly discernible. A patron would have had to stoop to enter the tavern through the narrow entrance on the right.
Käthe Kollwitz, Man, standing, leaning his back against a wall, 1904, black chalk on laid paper, NT 275a