Otto Dix : The Evil Eye
An authoritative book about the life and work of Otto Dix
Otto Dix's career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922-1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler's rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. Among such works, this book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended, including a prominent doctor whose wife Dix would seduce and, later, marry.
Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolours such as Nights, Soubrette, and Street III, this exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Tate Liverpool also contains works from Dix's massive series of etchings, The War.
Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolours, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany's most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix's abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced.
- Author: Susanne Meyer-Buser, Curator at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen in Dusseldorf
- Hardcover: 216 pages | 230 illustrations
- Date published: February 2017
- Language: English/German
- ISBN: 978-3791356303
- Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 23.0 cm