Following the First World War, Kirchner and his wife left their native Germany and settled on a Swiss farm in Davos owned by the Müller family. It was with their son David, pictured here, that the artist formed a deep, lifelong friendship. In this portrait we see the influence of primitive art, inspiring to many of the Expressionists, in the conical head and mask-like face.
In the foreground, a man and a woman carry a child as they move to the left of the page. The man carries the child's body, while the woman holds the childs head. The man's face is turned towards the left, while the woman's head is bowed toward the child. The man and woman are dressed in dark clothes, while the child is shown in white. The child's arm hangs limp. A crowd of children is gathered in the background, looking at the three main figures.
From 1910 onwards, Kollwitz's work focused less on social and political themes, and more on intimate human relationships. In her work, she often showcased personal suffering caused by widespread social problems due to city life. In 1903, Kollwitz's older son caught diptheria, and the threat of his death led her to use death as a major theme in her work, as shown here by a mother and father carrying their dead child.
"Los Proverbios" (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 5: Reniego al amigo que cubre con las alas y muerde conel pico ("Renounce the friend who covered you with his wings and bites you with his beak") or Disparate volanted (Flying folly)
A vase with flowers sits before a window, between two books that lie on a table, and framed by open red curtains. The landscape outside the window shows a blue cloud sky above a body of water.
One of the many paintings mixing elements of still life and landscape that Hartley did after returning to his home state of Maine in the thirties. He was fascinated with the land and lives of New England in his later years, and his works show a mix of European modernism and American regionalism.
"Los Proverbios" (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 7: La que mal marida nunca le falta que diga ("She who is ill wed never misses a chance to say no") or Disparate matrimonial (Matrimonial folly)