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Wounded Soldier (Autumn 1916, Bapaume), from War

A work made of etching and aquatint, with open bite, on cream laid paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of etching and aquatint, with open bite, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969)
published by Verlag Karl Nierendorf/Galerie Nierendorf (German)

About this artwork

This image is one of the most frequently reproduced works from the series War. Otto Dix once again showed his sophisticated use of surface and etching effects. But this work also highlights the unrelenting focus on death and decay that punctuates the folio of prints. In the trench, whether one was alive or dead seems to have made little difference, and the repetition of the grotesque nature of war emphasizes the massive scale of the slaughter as well as the clear antiwar message of War as a whole.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Wounded Soldier (Autumn 1916, Bapaume), from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint, with open bite, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 19.7 × 29 cm (7 13/16 × 11 7/16 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.356.6

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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