Otto Dix

Mädchen auf Fell [Nude Girl on a Fur]

About this artwork

Dix was one of the leading artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) school in the years following the First World War. Imparting satirical commentaries on German society, he painted his subjects in unflinching detail, often altering what he saw in order to create an uneasy sense of unglamourised reality. 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, as is notable in this work’s linearity and Dix’s use of tempera and thin glazes, which allow the underlying colours to glow through.

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Otto Dix

Otto Dix