The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Corpse in barbed wire - Flanders
Leiche im Drahtverhau - Flandern

Year: 1924

Description: Here we see a fine use of aquatint to capture the rich textures of a horrible scene. With this technique, the plate is coated with resin and given an acid bath. The acid erodes areas not coated with material and leaves behind a porous finish.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #16
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