The Online Otto Dix Project
German Painter and Printmaker
(December 2, 1891 - July 25, 1969)
The Madwoman of Sainte-Marie-à-Py (Die Irrsinnige von Sainte-Marie-à-Py)
On the ground, Dix depicts the toll on the civilian population. Here a crazed mother, stricken by madness, offers her naked breast a dead child who bleeds at her knees.