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The Mad Woman of St Marie-à-Py, from War

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

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  • A work made of drypoint on cream laid paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

About this artwork

In contrast to the control of many prints in War, this image of a woman driven insane by the violence of war remains on the edge of legibility. The artist’s schematic and often seemingly arbitrary techniques, particularly around the face and head of the woman, support the content of the print, which exposes the most extreme psychic devastation that the war wrought on the civilian population. Otto Dix further emphasized the importance of highlighting this critical effect of the war on society as a whole by placing it at the opening of the third folio of the series (of five total, each with ten prints).

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

The Mad Woman of St Marie-à-Py, from War

Origin

Germany

Date

1924

Medium

Drypoint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

288 x 195 mm (plate); 475 x 353 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.359.5

Copyright

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

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