Friday, October 17, 2014

Ladies of the Night by German artist Otto Dix 1891-1969



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Lady with Mink and Veil, 1920

It is nearly Halloween. Time for a few truly grotesque portraits of a few prostitutes in the Weimar Republic, the federal republic & amp; semi-presidential representative democracy established in Germany in 1919 to replace the imperial form of government. It lasted 14 years.



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) In the CafĂ©, 1923



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969)



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969)



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Another veil here



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969)



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Another veil



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Doncellas en domingo (1923).



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Another veil



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Girl with Rose Otto Dix - 1923



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969)



 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Leonie 1923



Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969)



Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Salon 1927


Family by German artist Otto Dix 1891-1969



1921 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Foundry Worker Franz Dix 1862-1942 and Louise Seamstress Amann Dix 1864-1953 - The Artist's Parents 

Otto Dix what famous for his unique & amp; grotesque style. After volunteering to serve in WWI in 1914, Dix Became anti-war. He did not like the way veterans were Treated upon Their return. In 1924 Dix joined with other artists who had fought in the WWI to put on a traveling Exhibition of Paintings called No More War!  In 1933 Adolf Hitler came to power in Nazi Germany. Hitler & amp; his Nazi government disliked Dix's anti-military paintings arranging for him to be dismissed from his position as art tutor at the Dresden Academy. Dix's dismissal letter said that his work "threatened to sap the will of the German people to defend Themselves." In 1939, Dix what Arrested & amp; charged with involvement in a plot on Hitler's life. Hey what Eventually released & amp; the charges were dropped. In the WWII, Dix what conscripted into the Volkssturm, the German Home Guard. And at the end of the war in 1945 Dix what forced to join the German Army, where he captured what & amp; put into a prisoner-of-war camp. Released in 1946, Dix returned to Dresden, a city indeed had been destroyed by heavy bombing Virtually. Although Hitler's Nazi regime destroyed many of Otto Dix's works, many can be seen resting in museum Throughout the world.

Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) The Artist's Wife



1920 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Working Class Boy



 1921  Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969)  Woman Doctor Hans Koch. "Doctor" was removed When She Became Mrs. Dix.



1921 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Two Children



1923 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Portrait of Mrs. Martha Dix (Portrait of Mrs. Martha Dix)



1923 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Mother with Child



Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Mother and Child



Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Baby with Umbilical Cord



1924 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Foundry Worker Franz Dix 1862-1942 and Louise Seamstress Amann Dix 1864-1953 - The Artist's Parents



1924 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) The Artist's Daughter Nelly amongst Flowers



1925 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Artist's Daughter Nelly



1925 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) The Lawyer Dr Fritz Glasser Family Portrait



1926 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Hardent



1927 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Newborn Baby on Hands



1927 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) The Artist's Family



1928 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Child with Doll



Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Mother and Child



1928 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Portrait of a Young Girl - Erni




Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Stroll



1928-29 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) The Artist's Son Ursus with Spintop



Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Sunday Stroll



1929 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Children at Play



1930 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Pregnant Woman



1930 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Self Portrait with My Son



1931 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) The Artist's Son Ursus Sitting



1935 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Mother and Eva



1940 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) The Artist's Daughter Nelly as Flora



1942 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Mother with Child Irmgard Bahle



1968 Otto Dix (artist German, 1891-1969) Self Portrait with Marcella



 1923 Otto Dix (German artist, 1891-1969) Self Portrait


On Growing Old...Really Old

. Pierre Auguste Renoir (French artist, 1841-1919) Old Woman, Madame le Coeur


Eighty-Five
by Betty Lockwood

As I grow older, I feel younger
more eager, more full of love.
More alive the closer I move to death.
More whole the closer I move into blight.
The sweeter life grows as fervent
clamors of youth pass.
Passions of old age take deeper
flavor, ripened, more nuanced.
More easily words and affections
flow when the self-conscious gaucherie
of youth has passed.

Wholeness suddenly is mine;
ragged edges of fear hemmed.

Mirrors say Look. Do not
be afraid. You are what you are.

by Betty Lockwood from A Matriach's Song  Peter Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH 2001


George Wesley Bellows (American artist, 1882-1925) Aunt Fanny 1920


Christian Seybold (German artist, 1697-1768) Old Woman


Christian von Schneidau (American artist, 1893–1976) Woman Reading


Henry-Jules-Jean Geoffroy (French genre painter 1853-1924) Old Woman’s Head