Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage
+49 (0)221 227 2899
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Tue - Sun
11 am – 6 pm
First Thu each month
11 am – 8 pm
The Käthe Kollwitz Museum's exhibition rooms are temporarily closed due to extensive renovation work.
You are welcome to visit our pop-up space RAUM FÜR NEUES - open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., each first Thursday of the month 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Crayon lithograph with scratch technique, Kn 35 A II a
Four men have come together round a table at an inn to conspire to stage a revolt. Their aggressive gestures emphasise their determination. The man sitting at the table on the right places his clenched fist on the tabletop and talks insistently to two other men sitting in the dark. The fourth man, sitting at the narrow side of the table listens attentively. The clustering of the figures in this very confined space gives the scene a conspirational character. An additional sense of drama is created by the sharp contrast of light and shaded areas.
Käthe Kollwitz, Conspiracy, rejected first version, 1893-1897, line etching, drypoint and sandpaper, Kn 28 VII a