Otto Dix:
Painting "Cock" (1952)

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Otto Dix:
Painting "Cock" (1952)

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Limited, 50 copies | Numbered | Signed | Dated | Color lithograph on Buetten paper | Framed | Format 82 x 67 cm

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Otto Dix: Painting "Cock" (1952)

The presented here color lithograph by Otto Dix shows the viewer a rooster standing on a shingled roof. The sun is just starting to rise in the background, clouds are also visible in the sky: Dix schematically indicates the outlines of a house or building. The bird stands proudly crowing as if to say what Seneca already said: "The cock is master in his house." The artist formulates a visual ode to the cheerful beginning of the day, the bright morning.

Original color lithograph, 1952. Edition: 50 copies on Buetten paper, numbered, signed by hand and dated. Catalog raisonne: Karsch 197/II. Motif size 60 x 47 cm. Sheet format 75,5 x 54 cm. The format in the frame 82 x 67 cm as illustrated.

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1891-1969

Otto Dix is deemed as one of the most important representatives of the New Objectivity not least, due to his “Great City-Triptych” in (1927/28). After his service as volunteer during the first world war, he studied at Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden and later, at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Stylistically, he followed initially the expressionism, belonged since 1920 to the Dadaism movement and developed an increasingly realistic and unsparing painting manner.

In 1933, because of the National-Socialist movements was forced to give up his professor position at the Kunstakademie Dresden. In 1936, the artist retired to Hemmenhofen am Bodensee, where he dedicated himself to landscape painting.

His ambivalent and engaged realism did not lose its impact even today.

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