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Wire Entanglement in Front of a Trench, 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

Otto Dix, like Max Beckmann, had a strong interest in prominent print artists of the past, including Francisco de Goya. The strong contrast of light and dark in this print, as well as the tortured bodies splayed on the crosses of the barbed-wire frames, indicates his appreciation of the style and concept of Goya’s series The Disasters of War. Such images formed a devastating critique of the atrocities of war as experienced in World War I.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Wire Entanglement in Front of a Trench, from War

Origin

Germany

Date

1924

Medium

Etching on cream wove paper

Dimensions

260 × 195 mm (plate); 475 × 353 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.358.10

Copyright

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

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