The new show at Tate Britain, British Baroque: Power and Illusion starts in another epoch when our relationship with Europe was a tad strained, let us say, and ends at the point when a German prince who spoke not a word of English was invited – if not begged – to take over the English throne. You’d almost think Tate Britain had timed this show deliberately.
‘Woman with Dead Child, 1903. Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) Käthe Kollwitz, née Schmidt, is not a name I had come across in the art world until the British Museum’s show. Born in 1867, in Königsberg, East Prussia, Kollwitz established herself as a leading, influential graphic artist by the time the First World War came about….