Fine Art Research Unit (FARU) Art History Talk: Nina Lübbren, 'Käthe Kollwitz: A Printmaker's Sculpture'

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21 April 2021, 14:00

The German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was unusual in being both a professional printmaker and a sculptor. The themes of her drawings and prints often complement each other. Figures such as the grieving mother appear throughout her two-dimensional as well as her three-dimensional oeuvre. Translating a theme from one medium to another, in particular from a paper-based to a plaster, stone or bronze medium, represents its own distinctive challenges. This talk explores some of the relationships of the artist's prints and drawings to her sculpture. It also situates Kollwitz's sculptural output within the context of German sculpture from the 1910s to the 1940s. Image: Creative Commons license via Wikimedia; photo by Jane0238.

Bio:
Nina Lübbren is an Associate Professor in film and art history at Anglia Ruskin University. She studied an undergraduate in Heidelberg and Berlin, and studied a PhD at Berkeley and Leeds. She has published books and essays on European rural artists' colonies, visual culture and tourism, C19th narrative painting in Europe and 20th-century German women sculptors.

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Images: Käthe Kollwitz – (left) Lament (Die Klage), 1938, bronze relief, Collection: Currier Museum of Art

Event contact: nina.lubbren@aru.ac.uk

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