Otto Dix:
Picture "Rooster"

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Limited, 600 Copies | Collotype on Handmade Paper | Format 80 x 67 cm

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Otto Dix: Picture "Rooster"

Otto Dix (1891-1969) is one of the greatest German Expressionist painters. Together with Conrad Felixmueller he founded the "Dresden Secession Group 1919". His works were defamed by Nazis as "degenerate", today they reach the highest prices.  Original colour collotype from the 1990s by the presses of the "Lichtdruckwerkstatt Dresden" in 8 colors on handmade cardboard. Limited worldwide edition of 600 copies. Sheet format 80 x 67 cm.

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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.

The field of graphic arts, that includes artistic representations, which are reproduced by various printing techniques.

Printmaking techniques include woodcuts, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy.

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Artistic movement that replaced the Impressionism in the early 20th century.

Expressionism is the German form of the art revolution in painting, graphics and sculpture, which found its precursor in the works of Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in the late 19th century. The Expressionists tried to advance to the basic elements of painting. With vibrant, unbroken colors in large areas and with the emphasis on line and the resulting targeted suggestive expressiveness they fought against the artistic taste established by bourgeoisie.

The most important representatives of Expressionism were the founders of "Die Brücke" (The Bridge): Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller and Franz Marc, August Macke, among others.

Masters of Viennese Expressionism are Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.

The Fauvism is the French form of Expressionism.

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