Otto Dix

Mädchen auf Fell [Nude Girl on a Fur]

About this artwork

Dix was never afraid to paint his subjects in unflinching detail, often altering what he saw in order to heighten the sense of unglamourised reality. Here, the girl's left leg is twisted in an awkward manner so that her genitals are displayed at the centre of the painting. The style and composition of this work is influenced by German Renaissance artists, such as Lucas Cranach the Elder and Albrecht Dürer. Dix also employed a similar painting technique to the Old Masters, notable for its linearity and his use of glazes.

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Otto Dix

Otto Dix