The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Dead sentry in the trenches
Toter Sappenposten

Year: 1924

Description: Throughout this series, Dix presents a wide array of ways in which a soldier can meet his death. We've seen men ripped by bullets as they were tangled in barbed wire or buried alive as a trench collapsed. In this plate, a soldier remains posed in the exact position he held at the moment the sniper's bullet found its target.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #18
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