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Peasant War by Käthe Kollwitz
From 1903 to 1908, Käthe Kollwitz worked on the metal plates for Baurenkrieg / Peasant War, a series of etchings that represent the brutal treatment of peasants in sixteenth-century Germany, their rise to revolution and battle, and their subsequent humiliation and death. Although based on historical events, the series anticipates tragedies that unfolded across Europe during the first half of the twentieth century. A special addition to this exhibition, found only at the Sordoni Art Gallery, is a display of Philadelphia Poet J.C. Todd’s soon-to-be published poetry inspired by Kollwitz’s artwork.