The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

The Trenches Near Reims I
Gräben vor Reims I

Year: 1916

Description: The landscape is lush and green and flowers cover the fields. In this war time piece, Dix captures the calm before the storm. He was working with gouache on paper from a vantage point overlooking the Reims river in France. 

Dix was stationed along the Reims in June 1916. 


Provenance: Private collection

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  • Sabrina Sohn

    I was wondering if the subject matter himself commissioned the artist to draw the doctor or not? thanks