The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Night-time encounter with a madman
Nachtliche Begegnung mit einem Irrsinnigen

Year: 1924

Description: A man never knew what he'd encounter on night patrol. Here Dix finds a madman who roams the rubble. It's not clear to which army he's assigned. His uniform is shredded along with his mind. The man represents an indirect threat. In this state, he can't harm an experienced soldier but he can draw the attention of those who can...

Provenance: Der Krieg; #22
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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