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Near Langemarck (February 1918), from War

A work made of etching on cream wove paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of etching on cream wove paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

The contrast between sophisticated artistic technique and the horrors of war runs throughout Otto Dix’s series. This image utilizes an incredibly detailed etching technique, drawing attention to traditional concepts of aesthetic skill, yet it also depicts the absolute wasteland of the trench warfare typical of World War I. Its beautiful surface contrasts with its grotesque subject. Such visual contradictions between form and content would be further elaborated in Dix’s major war paintings, made during the Weimar Republic, such as Trench (1920–23).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Near Langemarck (February 1918), from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1924

Medium

Etching on cream wove paper

Dimensions

Plate: 24.7 × 29.4 cm (9 3/4 × 11 5/8 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.356.7

Copyright

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

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