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Front-line Soldier in Brussels, from War

A work made of etching and aquatint, with roulette, 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 roulette, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Most of the prints in the third folio of War take up the social world in which the soldiers interacted, including images of prostitution, an everyday aspect—like the trench—of the soldiers’ world. For Otto Dix’s soldiers, though, the world of sex and prostitution is not one of beauty and seduction, but of grotesque bodies displayed in the vulgar fashions of the street. The soldier lurking in the corner of this print observes this display of materialist values and vice, which offers him no moral or ethical solace away from the front.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Front-line Soldier in Brussels, from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint, with roulette, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 38.8 × 29.7 cm (15 5/16 × 11 3/4 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.359.4

Copyright

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

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