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- Producer23/06/2016Otto Dix: When Ambivalence Has No EquivalenceI have the option to work from home or from the office when it suits me, when I am in the company building one of my habits at lunch time is to grab a paper and read a couple of articles over my salad and favourite granola yoghurt. Last month that I...
Comments25/07/2016 #27 Don 🐝 KerrI too just came upon this post and am so glad to have found it. Like @Dean Owen I have been missing your missives here. Perhaps it is the lack of Irish lilt I find lacking with other writers;) @Pascal Derrien Regardless, the Otto Dix story was clearly waiting there for you to be picked up and although his images are grim they are visceral and truthful unlike some wartime art which was used to glorify battle. Thanks for illuminating this aspect of history. Will share.25/07/2016 #26 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHaving finished reading this I simply needed to know more and as I found a Guardian article that satisfied this curiosity https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/may/14/first-world-war-german-art-otto-dix more is what I got. This helped me understand the role of Dada, the connection to German War Artists and the difference between English War Poets.
I got a sense of a highly patriotic man who was curious about war and on realizing the reality and brutality of it, shared his psyche of that which drove other war artists mad - I am sure a part of this is self-preservation of Dix's mental state, otherwise to keep such horror in one's head is a recipe for madness or suicide. That he also survived the Nazi's who were very much aware of his "degenerate" art only makes Dix even more fascinating to me.
The guardian article provided me with intro's to the world of George Grosz and I quickly understood from reading that Otto Dix was living his art, whereas another painter Max Beckermann is more representative of art movements. In this regard I identify with Otto Dix as I have already identified with Henri Matisse - in the case of Matisse I enjoyed his originality and humility, which is quite a contrast to the ego and extrovertly admired and loved Picasso.
Even though I only have this and the Guardian article to go by, I can see in Otto Dix an extraordinarily honest being, maybe initially naive enough to be seduced by patriotic callings to fight a war that took war into an even uglier mechanized dimension. That it took only 21 years for the world to make the same mistake twice tells me that very few paid attention to Otto Dix's hellish warning. I am not sure that global leaders still identify with this for global leaders won't risk their own children where there is hell.24/06/2016 #19 Ken BoddieNot often, @Pascal Derrien, that we stumble by chance across something that tugs at our emotions. This picture paints a thousand words, telling of the woeful reality of war - blood, guts and all. Thanks for sharing, and for reminding us that when we ignore history it has a nasty habit of repeating itself.23/06/2016 #13 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery Hieronymous Bosch, as well as the comparison to Goya. Thanks for sharing what you learned, @Pascal Derrien, because this is an interesting case study in how the art - the images - stand the test of time, while the words that were said back then about him seem old of place and wrong based on our future perspectives.23/06/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien#7 true @Dean Owen on articles cadence have a real life too including sport :-) I will do two a month :-) Yes the wheel has finally turned for Otto but he died in 1969 so politely recognized yes but maybe not to the level he should have been, I think being in Germany on a regular basis and having my own Austrian grandfather leaving Austria in the 30s and be a prisoner in camps lead me to think that the new generation is far more open to talk about this than before but there is still a collective stigma and collective taboo now thats only my opinion :-)
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Comments22/06/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley#1 Thank you @Mohamed Amroussi... when @Dean Owen shared these illustrations with us it made me smile. For a brief moment Alice has come alive. Maybe when I have grand children they will like these stories. I hope we can all keep the child within us, even as we grow older. I appreciate your feeling shared on these stories :-)
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