Old Woman

A work made of brush and black ink and watercolor on cream japanese paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of brush and black ink and watercolor on cream japanese paper.

Date:

c. 1923

Artist:

Otto Dix
German, 1891–1969

About this artwork

After serving in World War I, where he mastered the machine-gun, Dix began making art that set out to reveal society’s immorality and ugly truths. In this watercolor, an old prostitute’s wrinkled exterior and toothless, puckered mouth remind the viewer of the inevitability of death while playing on our vulnerability to vanity, greed, and lust.

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Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Old Woman

Origin

Germany

Date

1918–1928

Medium

Brush and black ink and watercolor on cream Japanese paper

Dimensions

520 × 386 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.929

Copyright

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

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