Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage
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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 (transfer), Kn 250 c
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.
Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, rejected version, 1928, line etching, aquatint and sandpaper, Kn 243 III