Read through the following Kathe Kollwitz Bio & History. Answer the following in your sketchbook about the reading:
Before You Read:
Put yourself in Russia, during World War I (~1914). Describe in a few words what life would be like. What is one thing you think you might learn about Kathe Kollwitz from this informational site?
While You Read:
Where did Kathe Kollwitz get her drawing inspiration? How does her artwork represent personal expression? What kinds of battles did she face and how did she overcome them? Did she ever overcome them?
After You Read:
How does your life experience differ from Kathe's? How is it similar? Describe in a few words what your life is like now? How could your experiences shape the way you make art?
Art Problem Summative Project
For this project, you will be creating a figure drawing on toned paper with conte or charcoal based on a theme. You will need to use one of the following images, take your own photo of a model you know, or draw from a live model in class.
Steps / Tips
How do artists use the figure to express personal emotion? How do artists create a personal connection to their subject?
Brainstorm a list of experiences you've had or issues that concern you. Choose one of the topics from the following link. Create a visual representation of the figure through one of the chosen issues: