Paralyzed by “The Parents”

Käthe Kollwitz, The Parents (Die Eltern) from War (Krieg), 1921–22, published 1923, The Museum of Modern Art

Miki says: “I saw this I believe at a temporary exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art.
All of the woodblock prints that are a part of this series are incredibly moving, but this one held me captive and paralyzed, with silent tears, for minutes on end. I have never forgotten the feeling of being so struck by this image, and never will.”