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Männliches Bildnis, 1922

Pencil on paper
14 × 10 3/5 in
35.5 × 27 cm
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Düsseldorf
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Galerie Schwarzer
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lithograph of Heinrich Hoerle on the reverse

lithograph of Heinrich Hoerle on the reverse

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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© VG Bildkunst
Otto Dix
German, 1891–1969
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In his Expressionist prints and paintings, Otto Dix immortalized the unprecedented horrors of World War I and its crippling aftereffects on life in Berlin. Anguish radiates from Dix’s desolate landscapes of military trenches filled with barely distinguishable, decaying human remains, the legacy of the first industrialized war, while images of poor, disfigured, and lonely veterans invisible to passersby on the streets were comments on war’s unequal impact on different societal groups. Exploitation is also the theme of his “Femme Fatale” paintings, criticizing the narcissism that drove women to work the system in attempt to outdo one another—a representation of the social turmoil at the time. Along with George Grosz, Dix is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), a term used to characterize the turn of public attitudes in Weimar Germany toward the practical and functional and the art the emerged from it.

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lithograph of Heinrich Hoerle on the reverse

lithograph of Heinrich Hoerle on the reverse

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
© VG Bildkunst
Otto Dix
German, 1891–1969
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In his Expressionist prints and paintings, Otto Dix immortalized the unprecedented horrors of World War I and its crippling aftereffects on life in Berlin. Anguish radiates from Dix’s desolate landscapes of military trenches filled with barely distinguishable, decaying human remains, the legacy of the first industrialized war, while images of poor, disfigured, and lonely veterans invisible to passersby on the streets were comments on war’s unequal impact on different societal groups. Exploitation is also the theme of his “Femme Fatale” paintings, criticizing the narcissism that drove women to work the system in attempt to outdo one another—a representation of the social turmoil at the time. Along with George Grosz, Dix is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), a term used to characterize the turn of public attitudes in Weimar Germany toward the practical and functional and the art the emerged from it.

Männliches Bildnis, 1922

Pencil on paper
14 × 10 3/5 in
35.5 × 27 cm
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Location
Düsseldorf
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