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“It's all the same to me. I must keep the first impression fresh. If it is lost, I must find it again.” - Otto Dix


The New Objectivity

Plate XVI from Ecce Homo - George Grosz - 1922-1923 (reproduced drawings and watercolors executed 1915-22). Illustrated book with one hundred offset lithographs, page (each approx.): 13 11/16 x 9 13/16" (34.8 x 25 cm); overall: 14 x 10 5/16 x 1 5/16" (35.5 x 26.2 x 3.3 cm).Die Neue Sachlichkeit (The New Objectivity) was an Expressionist movement established in Germany, in the aftermath of World War I. Its founders were George Grosz and Otto Dix. Its artwork is characterized by a realistic style combined with a cynical and socially critical posture. Other artists associated with the movement included Christian Schad and Max Beckmann.

George Grosz (1893–1959) was a "German painter, draughtsman and illustrator. He is particularly valued for his caustic caricatures, in which he used the reed pen with notable success. Although his paintings are not quite as significant as his graphic art, a number of them are, nonetheless, major works.”

The Nun - Otto Dix - 1914. Oil on cardboard, 27 5/8 x 20 5/8" (70.2 x 52.4 cm). Gift of Gertrude W. Dennis. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, BonnGerman printmaker, watercolourist and painter Otto Dix (1891-1969) fused a variety of influences (from the masters of the Renaissance to the postmodernist Vincent van Gogh to develop his own unique brand of Expressionism.

Both of these artists started out being apolitical. However, their experiences in WWI changed their lives, their views, and their art in dramatic ways.