The Royal Academy are staging an exhibition which will explore the ground-breaking work of a number of women artists working in Germany at the beginning of he twentieth century. It will focus on four particular key figures:
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kӓthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin. Not as famous, maybe, as their contemporary, Wassily Kandinsky, their work was nevertheless, in many ways, just as innovative. Many of the paintings, drawings and engravings have never been seen before in the UK, and if you don't know these artists, you really should. Kollwitz alone would be worth it for her depth of understanding of - and profound compassion for - humanity, while the brilliance of
Münter's colour is directly comparable to that of her teacher - and then partner - Kandinsky.