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Soldiers Killed by Gas (Templeux-la-Fosse, August 1916), from War

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

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  • A work made of etching on cream wove paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

The War etching cycle encompassed 50 images. Otto Dix made the series in 1924 as a protest against the conservative and nationalist celebrations throughout Germany commemorating the 10th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. He was one of many artists, including Käthe Kollwitz, who created antiwar works at this moment. Throughout Dix’s series, he emphasized the particularly modern and destructive capacity of industrial warfare. In this image, the contrast between the casually posed, emotionally blank soldiers on the left and the bloated gas victims on the right speaks to the brutality of this new kind of war.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Soldiers Killed by Gas (Templeux-la-Fosse, August 1916), from War

Date

1924

Medium

Etching on cream wove paper

Dimensions

193 × 287 mm (plate); 475 × 353 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.356.3

Copyright

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

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