The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Collapsed trenches
Zerfallender Kampfgraben

Year: 1924

Description: For all its discomfort, the trench was was home. Here the enemy managed to destroy a section of home and the scene is depicted almost as Armageddon. Two pieces of tattered cloth hover above the soldier. One resembles the Reaper, the other a vulture. Each awaits the soldiers fate which is most certainly death.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #9
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