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Second Company is Relieved Tonight, from War

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

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

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

While some of Otto Dix’s works show the soldier persevering against all odds, others point to the futility of such efforts. This dark image contrasts in its technique with those that preceded it, emphasizing its different perspective. The gloom and obscurity are conjured up by the confused status of the soldiers themselves—neither alive nor dead, active nor passive. The confusion of war would have contrasted sharply with the heroic image of national sacrifice promoted by conservative interests in 1924, as Germans celebrated the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war in 1914.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Second Company is Relieved Tonight, from War

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1924

Medium

Etching, aquatint and drypoint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 19.5 × 26 cm (7 11/16 × 10 1/4 in.); Sheet: 47.5 × 35.3 cm (18 3/4 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.357.10

Copyright

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

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