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Otto Dix

Data de nascimento: 2. Dezembro 1891
Data de falecimento: 25. Julho 1969

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Otto Dix foi um pintor expressionista alemão. Veterano da Primeira Guerra Mundial, sua obra é dominada pela temática antibélica. Pintou um famoso tríptico onde retrata a miséria do pós-guerra nos anos 30 e o aparecimento do jazz: Os Noctívagos .

Citações Otto Dix

„I had the feeling that there was a dimension of reality that had not been dealt with in art: the dimension of ugliness.“

—  Otto Dix
Otto Dix quoted by Eva Karcher, in Otto Dix, New York: Crown Publishers, 1987, p. 41; as cited by Roy Forward, in 'Education resource material: beauty, truth and goodness in Dix's War' https://nga.gov.au/dix/edu.pdf, p. 9

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„[.. it had been fun] to be able to draw in the midst of boredom and misery..“

—  Otto Dix
Otto Dix quoted by Eva Karcher, in Otto Dix, New York: Crown Publishers, 1987, p. 14; as cited by Roy Forward, in 'Education resource material: beauty, truth and goodness in Dix's War' https://nga.gov.au/dix/edu.pdf, p. 8 Dix sometimes later recalled in this way of his endless hours in the trenches of World War 1 (1914-1918)

„RADIO – DADA DIX whose monumental painting 'Barricade' [now lost] created such a sensation in Dresden“

—  Otto Dix
from a photo of Otto Dix c. 1920; with text written by himself with crayon on the wall behind him - in standing pose for the photographer; printed in 'Education resource material: beauty, truth and goodness in Dix's War' https://nga.gov.au/dix/edu.pdf, p. 8

„If I can't be famous, I want at least to be infamous.“

—  Otto Dix
Remark of 1919, as quoted in German Expressionism 1915-1925 : The Second Generation (1988) by Stephanie Barron. p. 71

„My nerves fell apart before I saw the front this time, the decaying corpses and piercing wire; for a while, they made me harmless, locking me up in order to undertake a special diagnosis of whatever military ability I might still have. The nerves, every last fiber, repugnance, repulsion!“

—  Otto Dix
Quote in Dix' letter from Görden 1917, to his brother-in-law, Otto Schmalhausen; as cited in Expressionism, a German intuition, 1905-1920, Neugroschel, Joachim; Vogt, Paul; Keller, Horst; Urban, Martin; Dube, Wolf Dieter; (transl. Joachim Neugroschel); publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 1980, p. 248

„War too, must be seen as a natural occurrence.“

—  Otto Dix
Quote from Otto Dix' his War-Diary, c. 1915-16; as cited in Art of the 20th Century, Part 1, Karl Ruhrberg, Klaus Honnef, Manfred Schneckenburger, Christiane Fricke; publisher: Taschen 2000, p. 188

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