Otto Dix

Otto Dix

Hardback

By (author) Olaf Peters

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  • Publisher: PRESTEL
  • Format: Hardback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 242mm x 290mm x 30mm | 1,860g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Munich
  • ISBN 10: 379135020X
  • ISBN 13: 9783791350202
  • Illustrations note: 200
  • Sales rank: 317,286

Product description

The celebrated German artist Otto Dix, a volunteer for the German Army during World War I, went on to create some of the most horrifying anti-war images of the modern age. His work also includes unsettling depictions of civilian life in the Weimar Republic post World War I. This book examines every aspect of Dix's career, from his expressionist work to his gradual embrace of classically influenced realism. Though many of Dix's works were destroyed under the Third Reich, a number of his rarely seen landscapes from that era - a genre forced on him by the Nazi government - as well as later works of religious allegory are included here. The result is a time-line of artistic development as we witness a master grapple with creative passions and political oppression.

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Olaf Peters is Professor of Modern Art at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

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This generously illustrated monograph on Otto Dix presents the work of the controversial German artist renowned for his unflinching portrayal of life during war time and the aftermath of violence.