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Dead Horse, from War

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

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Otto Dix’s variable aesthetic choices emphasized his interest in previous Germanic artists. For example, in this highly worked print, the tuft of weeds silhouetted at the top of the image could easily reflect his study of premodern works by Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and other artists he admired. These devices distract viewers from the reality of death and destruction before their eyes, contributing to Dix’s overall point that the unthinking attitude toward the war was an unresolved problem in Weimar Germany.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Dead Horse, from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1924

Medium

Etching on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 14.2 × 19.6 cm (5 5/8 × 7 3/4 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.356.5

Copyright

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

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