The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Buried alive - January 1916, Champagne
Verschuttete - Januar 1916, Champagne

Year: 1924

Description: The series opened with a soldier's grave between the lines. The second plate provides a graphic depiction of how such graves are produced. Soldiers react in horror as the earth collapes around them. In the instant before they are swallowed, Dix depicts them not as they are but as they will become. Their faces are reduced to depictions of skulls.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #2
National Gallery of Austrailia

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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