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Author Dix, Otto, 1891-1969, artist.

Title Otto Dix : der böse Blick = Otto Dix : the evil eye / herausgegeben von der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf ; kuratiert von Susanne Meyer-Büser ; curated for Tate Liverpool by Francesco Manacorda and Lauren Barnes.

Publication Info. Munich : Prestel, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Dix,O DIX    Available
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Description 237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
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Language Parallel texts in German and English.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, February 11 - May 14, 2017; Tate Liverpool, June 23 - October 15, 2017.
"Editor, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf"--Title page.
Contents Forewords -- Greeting -- Introduction : Otto Dix - the evil eye -- Otto Dix : proletarian rebel and big-city dandy / Susanne Meyer-Büser -- Works -- "Objective--who is really objective?" : the influence of Düsseldorf on the paintings of Otto Dix / Sabrina Meißner -- Works -- All the world's on paper. Otto Dix's watercolours / Karsten Müller -- Works -- The etching series : Der krieg (The war, 1924). Otto Dix's main graphic work in his Düsseldorf years / Anne Marno -- Biography / compiled by Valerie Malsburg.
Summary "Focusing on one of the most intense and productive periods of Otto Dix's career, this richly illustrated book features paintings, watercolors, and graphic works that mark the artist's transformation from Dadaism to New Objectivity. 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 watercolors such as "Nights", "Soubrette", and "Street III", this book also contains works from Dix's massive series of etchings, "The War". This important opus, in which Dix repudiated the myth of a glorious struggle, is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, 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." -- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Dix, Otto, 1891-1969 -- Exhibitions.
Painting, German -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Prints, German -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, German -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
War in art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Dix, Otto, 1891-1969. Works. Selections.
Meyer-Büser, Susanne, organizer, writer of supplementary textual content.
Manacorda, Francesco, organizer.
Barnes, Lauren, organizer.
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany), editor, host institution.
Tate Gallery Liverpool, host institution.
Added Title Otto Dix : the evil eye
Böse Blick
Evil eye
ISBN 9783791356303 (book trade edition ; hardback)
3791356305 (book trade edition ; hardback)

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