Otto Dix - The Evil Eye

Otto Dix - The Evil Eye

Hardback (06 Mar 2017) | English

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Synopsis

Otto Dix's career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922-1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler's rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. Among such works, this book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended, including a prominent doctor whose wife Dix would seduce and, later, marry. Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolors such as Nights, Soubrette, and Street III, this book also contains works from Dix's massive series of etchings, The War. This important opus, in which Dix repudiated the myth of a glorious struggle, is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany's most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix's abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced.Published in association with the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791356303
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 237
Weight: 1416g
Height: 239mm
Width: 275mm
Spine width: 24mm