Near Langemark - February 1918 <br /><i>Bei Langemark - Februar 1918</i>
Near Langemark - February 1918
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #7
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis

Near Langemark - February 1918
Bei Langemark - Februar 1918

Year: 1924

Description: After four years of war, the landscape near Langemarck is nothing but a wasteland stripped of life and littered with human remains.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #7
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis



Relay Station - Autumn Battle in Champagne <br /><i>Relaisposten - Herbstschlacht in der Champagne</i>
Relay Station - Autumn Battle in Champagne
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #8
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis

Relay Station - Autumn Battle in Champagne
Relaisposten - Herbstschlacht in der Champagne

Year: 1924

Description: The station is more like a rodent's burrow but its occupant manages comfort as he sprawls on the ground and indulges his pipe.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #8
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis



Collapsed trenches <br /><i>Zerfallender Kampfgraben</i>
Collapsed trenches
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #9
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Collapsed trenches
Zerfallender Kampfgraben

Year: 1924

Description: For all its discomfort, the trench was was home. Here the enemy managed to destroy a section of home and the scene is depicted almost as Armageddon. Two pieces of tattered cloth hover above the soldier. One resembles the Reaper, the other a vulture. Each awaits the soldiers fate which is most certainly death.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #9
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Wounded man fleeing - Battle of the Somme 1916 <br /><i>Fliehender Verwundeter - Sommeschlacht 1916</i>
Wounded man fleeing - Battle of the Somme 1916
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #10
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Wounded man fleeing - Battle of the Somme 1916
Fliehender Verwundeter - Sommeschlacht 1916

Year: 1924

Description: The Somme was a horrific affair. The British opened with an artillery salvo that lasted for days. This fleeing soldier is depicted with what appear as relatively minor physical injuries. The nightmare of the assault will probably haunt him much longer...

Provenance: Der Krieg; #10
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Abandoned position near Neuville <br /><i>Verlassene Stellung bei Neuville</i>
Abandoned position near Neuville
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #11
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Abandoned position near Neuville
Verlassene Stellung bei Neuville

Year: 1924

Description: This scene is reminiscent of the imagery in plate number 9. In place of foreboding images of death we see rays of hope. A smattering of leaves appear on the tree in the foreground.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #11
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack <br /><i>Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor</i>
Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #12
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack
Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor

Year: 1924

Description: The scene is other worldly as gas clouds the atmosphere. Their features are obscured by masks and their fingers are curled like claws. These are men who will kill by any means. But are they men?

Provenance: Der Krieg; #12
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Mealtime in the Trenches <br /><i>Mahlzeit in der Sappe</i>
Mealtime in the Trenches
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #13
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Mealtime in the Trenches
Mahlzeit in der Sappe

Year: 1924

Description: A trench soldier quickly gulps a meal in the company of a human skeleton trapped in the frozen landscape beside him.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #13
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Ruhende Kompanie <br /><i>Company resting</i>
Ruhende Kompanie
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #14
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Ruhende Kompanie
Company resting

Year: 1924

Description: The company takes a brief break enroute to a forward position. The distant sound of guns reminds some of the horrors they are not yet ready to bear.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #14
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Abandoned position near Vis-en-Artois <br /><i>Verlassene Stellung bei Vis-en-Artois</i>
Abandoned position near Vis-en-Artois
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #15
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

Abandoned position near Vis-en-Artois
Verlassene Stellung bei Vis-en-Artois

Year: 1924

Description: Here Dix exploits the rich textures and delicate lines of human destruction and debris to create a captivating image.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #15
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra



Corpse in barbed wire - Flanders <br /><i>Leiche im Drahtverhau - Flandern</i>
Corpse in barbed wire - Flanders
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #16
National Gallery of Austrailia
Canberra

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
Canberra