The Art that Hitler Hated: Kathe Kollwitz and German Expressionist Printmaking
Erich Heckel... Liegende / Reclining Woman (Original color woodcut, 1913, revised 1925. Edition: a few signed impressions pulled in 1913; in 1925 he created a new edition for the luxurious art periodical, Ganymed....For this, the original jigsawed forms printing in red were replaced, and they thus appear slightly different in configuration from those of the original printing). From the exhibition The Art that Hitler Hated: Kathe Kollwitz and German Expressionist Printmaking at Spaightwood Galleries in Upton, MA. "...The title of this show is actually a misnomer; a more accurate title would indicate that this is the art that the Kaiser hated, that the right-wingers who helped to bring about the downfall of the Weimar Republic hated, and that the militarists who ultimately threw their support to the Nazis hated. And yet, it is still amisnomer: in a sense, the term German Expressionism really means Modernist works done in Germany and Austria from the late 19th century until the Nazis took control, after which the works went underground, but, in many cases, continued to be made until the artist making them died."