Otto Dix – Trench Warfare

WWI employed the use of trench warfare.  After fighting in these trenches Otto dix shares his feeling through painting.  He paints the devastating remains of a bombardment.  Human cadavers are seen everywhere with flesh and blood distributed throughout.  A masked figure stands in the foreground contemplating the devastating human waste.  Above him is a dead soldier whose severe burns have left him half flesh and half skeleton.  Clearly the conditions of these trenches were not pleasant and left a scaring effect of the artist.

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