The Online Otto Dix Project
German Painter and Printmaker
(December 2, 1891 - July 25, 1969)
House Destroyed by Aerial Bombs (Tournai) [Durch Fliegerbomben zerstörtes Haus (Tournai)]
In the First World War, air power was used to strike deep into enemy territory. The victims were often crushed by rubble. Here Dix cleaves a corner off a building in order to display the dead.