Käthe Kollwitz, Death is recognized as Friend, sheet 6 of the series »Death«, 1937, crayon lithograph, Kn 271 b, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

This sixth sheet of the series does not show the face of Death either. The observer only sees the back of a tall figure. What is visible, is the face of the dying man who joyfully greets Death as a friend and puts his hand around the figure’s head. The man’s eyes show that Death has come as a release. As in the figure in »Death on the Road«, sheet 5 of the series, the face of the dying man resembles that of a skull.

Address

Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm

Mon

closed

Please note

Visiting the museum is possible for everyone without Covid 19-related restrictions.

However, we recommend wearing a medical mask during your stay in the museum or at our events and continuing to observe the general hygiene and distance rules.

read more

zur Karte