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Dugout, from War

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

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  • A work made of etching and aquatint on cream wove paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

World War I dragged on for four years, making the trenches of the front line a second home for the soldiers. In this depiction, the ragtag soldiers (including Otto Dix, shown in profile as the cut-off figure in the middle) seem to be enjoying a moment away from the gassing and bombs. Still, darker sides of this life are illustrated in the stacked bunks behind the card players, an image that confuses the act of sleeping underground with death and coffins. The artist would repeat this motif in the bottom panel of his monumental painting War Triptych (1929–32).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Dugout, from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on cream wove 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

1999.360.5

Copyright

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

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