Otto Dix - Dessins de guerre
Galerie Tendances : 105, rue Quincampoix, 75003 : 01.42.78.61.79. Until
24 june 2006.
The horrible war from the
The trenches are also fatal, the sufferings are intolerable, the human
dignities are soiled in blood and vermin. On the other side, Otto Dix
is a artist witness whose drawings crunched on the sharp bring back to
us images almost identical to those of our soldiers failing.
painter has just completed his studies at the School of the applied
arts of Dresde when he leaves to the war. His first inspirations of
adult will be morbid. They will influence it until the end of its life.
A style caricatural, acid, with the borders of a grostesque
expressionism, will be born from these visions of dead. The soldiers
become of lead for better bursting under the grapeshot. This raw
frankness accentuates the veracity of the feature, enforce the report.
A little later, the brown plague will hunt Otto Dix, whose painting
denounced the Hitler buffoon. He will take refuge in Switzerland until
his death in 1961. This exhibition is superb a homage with
eyes of the witness, like with his art. It recalls us how much
painting, the pencil, can become weapons frightening very as much as
the marks of an invaluable memory.