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Roll Call of Returned Soldiers, from War

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

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

In the penultimate image of War, the gap of white space at the left and the strong contrast of light and dark draw our attention to the officer, one of the only military officials depicted in the entire series. The figure of state authority takes on an emphatic role in this work, leading us to turn the page to the right and face the last image, a final gruesome depiction of two decaying skulls. This ending made the critical point against the promilitary, nationalist forces then rallying to celebrate the war in the streets of Germany.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Roll Call of Returned Soldiers, from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 19.8 × 28.7 cm (7 13/16 × 11 5/16 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.360.9

Copyright

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

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