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
Due to current legal requirements, from now on only people who are fully vaccinated or have recovered will be allowed to visit the museum.
Furthermore, masks are still compulsory for the duration of your stay in the museum.
Charcoal on brown paper, NT 674
Between 1910 and 1912 Käthe Kollwitz created a number of remarkable charcoal drawings in which she elaborated the motifs of sitting and squatting in a highly unconventional manner.She studied the physical expression of her strongly built models by making them adopt unflattering, occasionally even crude postures. The influence of Degas is unmistakable. The women put one foot on a parapet, hands on their hips, sit on pedestals with tucked-up legs or legs spread, or squat on the floor in a crouching position.
Käthe Kollwitz, Seated female Nude from behind, looking right, 1910-1912, black chalk on yellowish Ingres paper, NT 673
Käthe Kollwitz, Seated Woman, profile view, looking left, 1912, charcoal on blue-grey Ingres paper, NT 683