Raped (Vergewaltigt)

Käthe Kollwitz German
Published by Emil Richter, Dresden German

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Raped is from Kollwitz’s Peasants’ War, a series of seven prints based on the brutality imposed by 16th century German nobility and the resultant revolts. Depicted is the scene of a violent crime; amid the lush vegetation and flowering forms is the semi-hidden body of an assaulted woman, her vulnerability emphasized by her exposed flesh and disheveled clothes. Behind her is a young girl, perhaps her child, who bows her head, echoing the surrounding sunflowers.

Raped (Vergewaltigt), Käthe Kollwitz (German, Kaliningrad (Königsberg) 1867–1945 Moritzburg), Etching and soft-ground etching with drypoint

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