The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden

Year: 1922

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

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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