The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Seen on the escarpment at Clery-sur-Somme
Gesehen am Steilhang von Clery-sur-Somme

Year: 1924

Description: Dix has stumbled upon two putrefying bodies in conversation. Their joints are slowly separating. A jaw has toppled to the ground and a plant has taken root in a shattered skull. Ernst Junger described a similar scene while on patrol. These are the memories that last a life time.

Provenance: From Der Krieg; #28
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