Wednesday, November 16, 2016
"Infant Mortality," was made by Käthe Kollwitz in 1925. This painting showed the emotions of a woman who had lost her newborn child. Kollwitz often created dark pieces that depicted somber events like war, poverty, and hunger. These pieces were often etched, woodcut, painted, or drawn. I really like the look of her woodcut pieces. For my final project, I am going to create a painting of two canvases that imitates the look of a woodcut piece. Since Kollwitz was famous for her somber pieces, I am going to do a happy piece. I think doing a painting of a baby would contrast her "Infant Mortality" piece. This will be done in acrylic paint.