Transporting the Wounded in Houthulst Forest <br /><i>Verwundetentransport im Houthulster Wald</i>
Transporting the Wounded in Houthulst Forest
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #47
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

Transporting the Wounded in Houthulst Forest
Verwundetentransport im Houthulster Wald

Year: 1924

Description:

In the First World War, the automobile was put to work as an ambulance. Trains and steam ships carried wounded to home-front hospitals. Despite such advances, a wounded man often relied on comrades to get him off the field.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #47
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY



The Outposts in the Trenches Must Maintain the Bombardment at Night <br /><i>Die Sappenposten haben nachts das Feuer zu unterhalten</i>
The Outposts in the Trenches Must Maintain the Bombardment at Night
By Otto Dix and Karl Nierendorf.
Der Krieg; #48
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

The Outposts in the Trenches Must Maintain the Bombardment at Night
Die Sappenposten haben nachts das Feuer zu unterhalten

Year: 1924

Description:

Soldier are expect to maintain appearances at night. Here a squad fires into the darkness at nothing in particular. Another squad of skeletons keeps them company. 

Provenance: Der Krieg; #48
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY



Roll Call of Returning Troops <br /><i>Appell der Zurückgekehrten</i>
Roll Call of Returning Troops
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #49
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

Roll Call of Returning Troops
Appell der Zurückgekehrten

Year: 1924

Description:

The war took a great toll on all its participants. Here the living are barely distinguishable from the dead. The report to a well-fed administrative officer in a clean pressed uniform.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #49
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY



Dead Men before the Position near Tahure <br /><i>Tote vor der Stellung bei Tahure</i>
Dead Men before the Position near Tahure
By Otto Dix
Der Krieg; #50
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

Dead Men before the Position near Tahure
Tote vor der Stellung bei Tahure

Year: 1924

Description:

It is said that dead men tell no tales. That might be true, this pair seem quite chatty.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #50
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY



Peter and the Cock <br /><i>Petrus und der Hahn</i>
Peter and the Cock
By Otto Dix
Private Collection

Peter and the Cock
Petrus und der Hahn

Year: 1958

Description: After the Second World War pushed the First into distant memory, Dix turned his attention toward biblical themes. He wasn't a particularly devoted man, but he was drawn toward alegory. His work had always featured subtle religious references. By midcentury, they featured prominently. 

This color lithograph depicts one particularly moving scene. With Jesus' words still fresh in his head, Peter started to sob. "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."  He had good reason to cry. A few hours earlier had pledged devotion. Now his world was in ruin. 

Printed by Ehrhardt, released by the artist.

Provenance: Private Collection



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