Stating right off the bat that I don’t have permission to use these images, but then you don’t need to reproduce them, do you? It isn’t as if you were writing true ekphrasis. The art takes something you know–about yourself or your family or the world you inhabit–and makes it greater. It’s the “greaterness” you’re writing about, and that stands on its own.

Find the greater in these images or in a juxtaposition of the two, or let yourself be reminded.


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Käthe Kollwitz
The Parents (Die Eltern) (plate 3) from War (Krieg)
(1921-22, published 1923)
August Sander: Lumpenball Em dekke Tommes, 1929. Private Collection, Gerd Sander. The Tate



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