Symposium on Käthe Kollwitz – March 2nd (Cancelled)

Please note this event was cancelled because of the effects of bad weather.

Now is a great time to consider membership of the Young Gallery, as it will give you a discounted price for our Symposium on Käthe Kollwitz on March 2nd.

Join us for a full day of celebration, exploration, discussion and understanding of the work of Käthe Kollwitz, including a light buffet lunch (booking required by Friday 23rd February). Continue reading Symposium on Käthe Kollwitz – March 2nd (Cancelled)

Käthe Kollwitz: an art of profound compassion

In December 2017, I first visited the British Museum/Ikon Exhibition of an excellent selection of the works of the German Expressionist artist, Käthe Kollwitz, at the Young Gallery in Salisbury. I was deeply moved and have returned, frequently.

Portraits of women, for me, take pride-of-place. “Self-portrait: en face” (1904) shows a proud woman with handsome, broad features; her eyes, lips and chin are even and level, suggesting a person of high integrity. The face is serious and calm; yet a smile is easily imagined. The woman, Käthe Kollwitz, is here, completely. This is an image which will always stay with me. Continue reading Käthe Kollwitz: an art of profound compassion

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz (née Schmidt, 1867–1945) was one of the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and later sculpture. This exhibition focuses on around forty works from the British Museum’s remarkable print collection. The exhibition highlights the importance of Kollwitz’s work and celebrates the enduring impact of her powerful and affecting images.  Continue reading Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz