The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Wounded man fleeing - Battle of the Somme 1916
Fliehender Verwundeter - Sommeschlacht 1916

Year: 1924

Description: The Somme was a horrific affair. The British opened with an artillery salvo that lasted for days. This fleeing soldier is depicted with what appear as relatively minor physical injuries. The nightmare of the assault will probably haunt him much longer...

Provenance: Der Krieg; #10
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