The Easel

Otto Dix at Tate Liverpool: a portrait of a crumbling Germany

Returning from the trenches of WW1, Dix felt the sacrifice of soldiers was little appreciated. Then the Roaring Twenties arrived. His unforgiving portraits depicted Weimar society living on borrowed time. Disliking his candour the Nazis labeled him a degenerate.  Dix declared “I need the connection to the sensual world, and the courage to expose ugliness and life undiluted.” He had that courage. More images are here.