The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden
Description: In many ways this was a typical piece from the period after the war, especially as an example of civilian motif. Roesberg stands in a sparse office surrounded by objects associated with his occupation. He is depicted in three-quarter view which was common in Dix's work from this period. Yet one is struck by a complete lack of movement. The lines and colors are static. The outlines of shadow are precise. This was an exact moment in time captured by the calendar, the clock on the wall and the artist who painted them.
Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art