The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

The Madwoman of Sainte-Marie-à-Py
Die Irrsinnige von Sainte-Marie-à-Py

Year: 1924


On the ground, Dix depicts the toll on the civilian population. Here a crazed mother, stricken by madness, offers her naked breast a dead child who bleeds at her knees.

Provenance: From Der Krieg; #35
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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