The work I discussed at the Met was The Elders by Kathe Kollwitz. Kollwitz creates an image that embodies suffering. What I admire most about Kollwitz as an artists is her ability to create a lasting image of suffering that continue to be relevant today. Kollwitz lost a son to the war and never fully recovered. Her own emotions overpowered her art and led to the creation of these symbols of suffering. Kollwitz rarely added enough detail to place any of these images in a specific time period but in this image in particular the paper acts as a vast empty space that amplifies the emotion of the image.