Kathe Kollwitz, 'Mother with dead child'

I initially learnt about Kathe Kollwitz in my school years and have only just rediscovered her when going through old art work. This artist, combined with the encouragement from a former school teacher, began my eager interest in printmaking and the printed image. This particular print 'Mother with Dead Child' explores the human condition. Like most of her work, she retains a sensitive approach to this particular subject matter which is very commendable. The quality of line and tonal work in her etches range from the harsh dark shadows to the subtle grades seen in the subjects faces.

Definitely makes me want to print!

To see more of her work, check the link on Artsy