Par MMaxi le 30 March 2007 à 19:44
Das jüngste Gericht ( The Last Judgement), as depicted by
Dresden Secession artist Walter Jacob is a powerful contemporary
updating of a traditional image, complete with a bold portrait of Dix on the left,
yanking a woman by the hair as she resists being pulled in to an abyss .
Par MMaxi le 30 March 2007 à 19:32
Dix's Die Skatspieler ( The Skat Players ) of 1920 shows three mutilated veterans, former officers,
playing cards in a gaslit pub. So deformed are they by their injuries that they are forced to play
with prophetic hands or with their mouths or feet. Little is left of these maimed figures,
yet even the fragments - the iron Cross, the carefully parted hair - recall an earlier world.
Collage elements, such as the newspapers on the walls, heighten the sense of realism.