German Shepherd, Otto Dix
Otto Dix
German Shepherd
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Otto Dix

German Shepherd, 1928


Dimensions
80 x 99.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2407
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 14

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The intense stare and pricked ears indicate that something has aroused the interest of the dog, a German shepherd. Depicted with penetrating precision, the animal stands out sharply against the sketchily painted brick wall behind him. This painting of Ajax the dog was commissioned by the photographer Hugo Erfurth, who in turn created a portrait of Dix. The only subject of its kind, this animal picture occupies a special place in Dix's oeuvre and demonstrates at the same time his investigation of the question of a genuinely German painting style.

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14.05.2024