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4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  48 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It is my wish to come very close, strikingly close, to the times in which we live, without submitting to artistic dogma...I need the connection to the world of senses, the courage to portray ugliness, life as it comes.

In the twentieths, Otto Dix was the artist of Neue Sachlichkeit, the New Objectivity, par excellence. Painting in a very realistic, almost photographic style

Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Taschen (first published August 8th 1987)
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Mikey B.
Mar 12, 2014 Mikey B. rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, germany, art
There is an astounding range in the paintings of Otto Dix – from self-portraits, brothel paintings, war paintings and family-style portraits. Also the paintings are raw and to the point (battle scenes, women with pendulous breasts...). In a sense Dix’s paintings do give a coarse sensuality to the unattractive and decadent side of life.

The main emphasis of this book is on the paintings and the reproductions are excellent (as we would expect from a Taschen book). We learn little of the relation of
Momo García
Mar 31, 2015 Momo García rated it it was amazing
Otto Dix es un pintor extraño. Yo sólo lo conocía por algunos grabados de la guerra y unas pinturas de la República de Weimar expuestos en el Palacio de Bellas Artes. Sin caer en el cliché del "pintor inclasificable", Dix pinta cuadros tan dispares en temática, estilo y objetivo. Siempre tan cambiante como la situación alemana durante la primera mitad del siglo XX.

La edición, en general es muy bella. Los libros de Taschen son estúpidamente sensuales. Lamentablemente, tiene algunos errores ortoti
May 23, 2013 Wanderoo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, art
Before reading this biography of Otto Dix brought out by the innovative publisher TASCHEN GmbH, I was only familiar with his works depicting the trench warfare of WW I. He served on the front lines as a sergeant, and the experience of being surrounded by destruction, the dead, and the dying indelibly dyed his life with a preoccupation with the extremes of life. His unflinching realism is often mistaken for cynicism--but his attention to gory detail is simply rooted in his desire to describe what ...more
Mar 13, 2016 stefano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, germany
Cinque stelle, ma potrebbero essere sei, sette, dodici...
Conoscevo poco Dix e questo libro me l'ha fatto praticamente riscoprire. Straordinario. Un pittore fantastico che, oltre a saper dipingere benissimo, aveva un grandissimo senso dell'umorismo, sempre presente nei suoi quadri, e cercave di non prendersi troppo sul serio.
Un plauso anche alla Taschen che continua a sfornare libri d'arte completi, ricchi di fotografie e di storie, a un prezzo accessibilissimo.
Insomma, da sfogliare, leggere, app
May 19, 2012 David rated it really liked it
Probably my favorite artist. Book consists of a comprehensive biography of Dix interlaced with in-depth descriptions of his paintings which I found no point to. Maybe I just didn't get it, or maybe the art descriptions are just terribly boring.
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