Portrait of the dancer Anita Berber, 1925, Otto Dix

Portrait of the dancer Anita Berber, 1925, Otto Dix

Portrait of Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926

Portrait of Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926

Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war.

Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war.

Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack [Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor] : The scene is other worldly as gas clouds the atmosphere. Their features are obscured by masks and their fingers are curled like claws. These are men who will kill by any means. But are they men?  Publisher: From Der Krieg; #12  National Gallery of Austrailia  Canberra

Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack [Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor] : The scene is other worldly as gas clouds the atmosphere. Their features are obscured by masks and their fingers are curled like claws. These are men who will kill by any means. But are they men? Publisher: From Der Krieg; #12 National Gallery of Austrailia Canberra

Otto Dix, Woman with Red Hair, 1931// I find this to be so striking.

Otto Dix, Woman with Red Hair, 1931// I find this to be so striking.

Dix was profoundly affected by the sights of the war, and would later describe a recurring nightmare in which he crawled through destroyed houses. He represented his traumatic experiences in many subsequent works, including a portfolio of fifty etchings called War, published in 1924.

Dix was profoundly affected by the sights of the war, and would later describe a recurring nightmare in which he crawled through destroyed houses. He represented his traumatic experiences in many subsequent works, including a portfolio of fifty etchings called War, published in 1924.

Otto Dix, Weimar Berlin, 1928. Dix was a scarey guy. Showing the post-war decadence that made many of Hitler's obscenities easier for the non-reasoning public to swallow.

Otto Dix, Weimar Berlin, 1928. Dix was a scarey guy. Showing the post-war decadence that made many of Hitler's obscenities easier for the non-reasoning public to swallow.

Otto Dix: Selbstportrait  One of my favorite portraits. Procrastinating my essay on Otto Dix by pining his artwork. Well done.

Otto Dix: Selbstportrait One of my favorite portraits. Procrastinating my essay on Otto Dix by pining his artwork. Well done.

Otto Dix. This painting is in Stuttgart.

Otto Dix. This painting is in Stuttgart.

otto dix | Mirror di Otto Dix, 1921

otto dix | Mirror di Otto Dix, 1921

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