Otto Dix – The Evil Eye

11.02. - 28.05.2017

[Detail. For a full view, click on the picture] Otto Dix, Liegende auf Leopardenfell, 1927, Öl auf Tafel, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) – the celebrated painter and notorious enfant terrible – spent the intensively creative years 1922 – 1925 in Düsseldorf. During this period, as a member of the revolutionary artist’s group Das Junge Rheinland (Young Rhineland), he developed the critical handwriting that made him an unmistakable figure within 20th century art. The exhibition Otto Dix – The Evil Eye is devoted to this decisive phase of his career. On view will be approximately 200 paintings, watercolors, and prints from German and international collections.

When the destitute Dix left Dresden for Düsseldorf for the first time in October 1921, he hoped to be welcomed in the Rhineland with exhibition opportunities and lucrative portrait commissions. During the ensuing three years, driven by singular ambition and enormous perseverance, he evolved from an expressive-realist Dada artist into a portraitist who emblematized the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). Mercilessly, he fixed his contemporaries’ features on canvas. In 1925, when he moved to Berlin, having matured now as a man and an artist, he was preceded by his reputation as a harsh critic of society. For the first time, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen presents with the exhibition Otto Dix – The Evil Eye a monographic exhibition that focuses on these crucial years in Dix’s development. Afterwards the exhibition will be shown at Tate Liverpool.

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