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Outcry

Artist: Käthe Kollwitz (1867 Königsberg, Prussia - 1945 Moritzburg, Saxony, Germany)

Department: Art
Date: 1921
Medium: etching
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (49.5 x 57.2 cm)
Classification: Print
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Nancy R. Briggs
Object number: PC1984.96.1
DescriptionA figure in the foreground faces towards a large crowd of people in the background with weapons all moving to the left side of the image
Not on view
Label Text:The large format etching Losbruch is part of a series of seven which Kollwitz created, inspired by a play written about the “German Peasant’s War” which began in 1525. In this image, the fictionalized character, “Black Anna” urges workers to rise up against feudal lords and the Catholic Church. Kollwitz received the Villa Romana prize for this etching which provided her with a studio and living expenses in Florence, Italy for a year. The survivor of two German wars, Kollwitz was an outspoken critic of war and violence, and she was particularly unpopular with Adolph Hitler.