Deja vu II: 6 More Movie Shots And The Artists That Inspired Them
Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926, by Otto Dix. Dix was a German Expressionist whose work reflects the political unrest of his time and a perversion that is only trumped by Egon Schiele.
Dix was profoundly affected by the sights of the war, and would later describe a recurring nightmare in which he crawled through destroyed houses. He represented his traumatic experiences in many subsequent works, including a portfolio of fifty etchings called War, published in 1924.
Otto Dix (1891-1969): Portrait of the Lawyer Hugo Simons (1925). Oil on canvas. Montreal Fine Arts Museum. Simons won a court case for Dix, who painted this portrait in gratitude. After the Nuremberg Laws deprived Simons of his German citizenship, he emigrated and settled in Montreal, taking this portrait with him. He kept it for the rest of his life. KA
Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack [Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor] : The scene is other worldly as gas clouds the atmosphere. Their features are obscured by masks and their fingers are curled like claws. These are men who will kill by any means. But are they men? Publisher: From Der Krieg; #12 National Gallery of Austrailia Canberra
1926, Otto Dix, Bertolt Brecht: no chance for beauty, poetry and religion or philosphy, in Weimar, art was violent and grotesque, music was dissonant, thinking was materialist...the Devil found the right place to try to conquer bodies and minds...