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Otto Dix: Neue Galerie Exhibition Catalogue

Otto Dix: Neue Galerie Exhibition Catalogue

Edited by Olaf Peters
Texts by Olaf Peters, Dietrich Schubert, Ernst Kallai, Willi Wolfradt, Karsten Mueller and James Van Dyke

More than almost any other German painter, Otto Dix and his works have profoundly influenced the popular notion of the Weimar Republic. His paintings were among the most graphic visual representations of that period, exposing with wicked wit the instability and contradictions of the time.

The particular role that Dix played as an artist in the Weimar Republic can only be understood against the backdrop of the painter's experiences during the First World War, from 1914 to 1918. The essay in the present volume by Dietrich Schubert discusses this theme using Dix's war-era self-portraits as examples. The artist's wartime experiences also shaped his shockingly brutal depictions of sexual murders and his paintings of prostitutes, the subject of another of the essays in this publication.

Hardcover
258 pages
Prestel, 2010
1.1 x 9.7 x 11.5 inches
ISBN 9783791350202

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