Art History

Read the question carefully. You can receive full credit only by directly answering all aspects of the question. You must answer the question in essay form. An outline or bulleted list is not acceptable. (Note: This exam uses the chronological designations B.C.E. (before the common era) and C.E. (common era). These designations correspond to B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini), which are used in some art history resources.)

The work shown is Käthe Kollwitz’ The Mothers (Die Mütter), which was created c. 1922.

Describe at least two visual characteristics of the The Mothers.

Using specific visual evidence, explain at least two ways that Kollwitz expresses a sense of anguish in her work.

Using specific visual or contextual evidence, explain how The Mothers demonstrates continuity with other works of early twentieth-century Modernist art.