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Fetching Rations near Pilkem, from War

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

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  • A work made of etching, aquatint and drypoint on cream laid paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

The caricatured and impossibly optimistic sun contrasts with the brutish but more naturalistically depicted men, who are reduced to animals crawling behind the lines to deliver supplies. While this image is critical of the humiliation and destruction of war, like others it also shows the heroic capacities of soldiers to survive anything the industrial modern state can make them do. Otto Dix often signaled such persistence in the intense focus of his soldiers’ eyes, marked by strong line and contrast of tone.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Fetching Rations near Pilkem, from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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1924

Medium

Etching, aquatint and drypoint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 24.6 × 29.8 cm (9 11/16 × 11 3/4 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.360.3

Copyright

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

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