Thursday, 24 December 2009

Transcription: Otto Dix

Another artist to add to the virtual Pick N' Mix I'm compiling for this project. Stumbled upon this German artist while leafing through a book on Expressionism. Given that a theme of Under The Volcano is the political uncertainty in regards to the rising popularity of Nazism, I thought he was quite relevant. It also helps that his artwork is outstanding. His brutal prints remind me a lot of the quick-fire sketches that Ronald Searle drew while incarcerated in a Japanese POW camp during World War 2. Apologies for the low resolution.