Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

At Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud the famous German artist Käthe Kollwitz meets her role models and patrons Max Klinger and Max Liebermann. Both were formative for her early career – and beyond. The extent to which this influence is reflected in her oeuvre is demonstrated by the presentation of three selected works. The intervention juxtaposes two little known oil studies that Kollwitz made while she was still a student in Munich with Liebermann‘s large-scale paintings. Elsewhere, an etching made by the artist for her Weavers’ Cycle, but ultimately discarded, meets her model Max Klinger and other Symbolists: encounters that shed new light on the young Kollwitz’s talent in the context of her famous contemporaries.