Two chatting Women with two Children, final version, 1930

Crayon lithograph (transfer), Kn 250 c

Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, final version, 1930, crayon lithograph (transfer), Kn 250 c, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

This work is reminiscent of 19th century genre painting and almost appears like a detail from Max Liebermann’s painting »Kindermädchen und Bonnen im Tiergarten« of 1898.

In this lithograph, Käthe Kollwitz depicted a scene from everyday life that is still very common today. While two mothers are having a lively chat, their tired children, sitting and crouching next to them, remain passive. The boredom of the older girl is even more evident in the rejected etched version of this motif.

REJECTED VERSION

Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, rejected version, 1928, line etching, aquatint and sandpaper, Kn 243 III, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, rejected version, 1928, line etching, aquatint and sandpaper, Kn 243 III


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