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2014 Issue №12

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A testimony of the First World War: Käthe Kollwitz’s cycle War (1922—1923)



This article analyses the cycle War (Krieg) by the German painter Käthe Kollwitz as a testimony of the First World War. The author argues that the testimony of the painter has been underestimated. Current gender studies make it possible to interpret K. Kollwitz’s works as a historical source for reconstructing the memory of the war.


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