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Transcript of Otto Dix
Who is he?
The evolution of an opinion
Under the Nazis' power
Otto, was not only a man shaped by the harrowing experience of war, he is the most complete and terrifying artwork about war on this planet.
He still painted occasional allegorical painting that criticized Nazi ideals
A German painter and printmaker
Enthusiastic volunteer for the German Army
from being an
criticizing Nazi ideals
There is nothing worse than war
"They come after you. They take your home.They take your sisters"
The fear factor:
the ambulance driver
Dying for your country, ideals and aspirations is something
Assigned to a field artillery regiment in Dresden
Officer of a machine-gun unit on the Western front
Took part in the Battle of the Somme and fought in the German Spring Offensive
He earned the Iron Cross
Profoundly affected by the sights of the war:
A recurring nightmare in which he crawled through destroyed houses.
His paintings that were considered "degenerate"
forced to join the Nazi government's Reich Chamber of Fine Arts
Dix’s landscapes went from pastoral to depicting scenes of death and destruction.
noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war
One of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit