Philipp Gutbrod Otto Dix: The Art of Life

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Otto Dix: The Art of Life

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Few painters are as strongly linked to the historical events and political catastrophes of twentieth-century Germany as Otto Dix (1891-1969). Born to a working-class family at the turn of the twentieth century, he hurled himself into the art world of the prewar era, and fought and drew on the front during World War I; after 1918, he gave that war perhaps the most honest face bestowed on it by an artist. During the Weimar Republic, Dix emerged as an enfant terrible, a dandy and an urban sophisticate, but he was also a respected professor and pedagogue, until he was driven from his position by the Nazis a few months after they came to power. Ostracized and threatened under the Nazi regime, Dix retreated to Lake Constance, where he began painting in the broader brushstokes that characterize his final phase. Published in Hatje Cantz's new Art to Read series, Philipp Gutbrod's expertly written biography examines an eventful life and a multifaceted oeuvre.

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Philipp Gutbrod
Verlag: Hatje Cantz Verlag Gmbh Mrz 2010 (2010)
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Buchbeschreibung Hatje Cantz Verlag Gmbh Mrz 2010, 2010. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Few artists are as strongly linked to the historical events and political catastrophes in Germany as Otto Dix (1891 1969). Dix fought and drew on the front during World War I in the grip of a Dionysian lust for life. After 1918, he gave this war the most honest face ever bestowed on it by an artist. During the Weimar Republic, Dix proved to be an enfant terrible, a dandy, and an urban sophisticate, but he was also a respected professor. Driven out of his position by the Nazis just several months after they came to power, then ostracized and threatened, he retreated to Lake Constance, employing broad brushstrokes to forge a new path after 1945. This book accompanies Otto Dix through his eventful life and his multifaceted oeuvre from the early self-portraits to the masterpieces of the twenties and the calm, mature work of his later career. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2275-9) 127 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783775725811

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