Saturday, October 25, 2008

Broads Who Happen to Influence Me (Kathe Kollwitz)

Let me count the ways in which I love her! I saw a German Expressionism exhibit a few years ago at the Milwaukee Art Museum (4 times) and it was very Kollwitz heavy. In general, that could be used to describe the tone of the exhibit, 'heavy'. Kollwitz has some of the most complete portraits of human suffering ever made, in my opinion....they are again, painful to look at. Really painful. I've never stood in the museum with tears in my eyes while looking at art before that, truthfully. She moves me. Her personal suffering moves me. I feel like I know her just by looking at her work.

I feel her.

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