Exhibition “Otto Dix – A World in Ruins” opens today at Art Museum


The exhibition “Otto Dix – A World in Ruins” will open on Thursday at 6 pm in the Kretzulescu halls of the National Art Museum of Romania (MNAR) in Bucharest, reports a release quoted by Mediafax.

The exhibition devoted to Otto Dix (1891-1961), one of the major German artists of the 20th century, displays 86 etchings and lithography printings created by the artist between 1920 and 1924. The works exhibited include the 50 etchings known as “The War (Der Krieg)” created following Otto Dix’s experience during the war in the First World War, an experience that haunted him for the rest of his life and strongly influenced his creation. Dix’s etchings meant to raise his contemporaries’ awareness, without embellishing the truth, on the human misery and decay caused by war.

Along the “The War” series, the exhibition also includes lithography printings and aquatint etchings depicting images of the 1920s, prostitutes, old people, workers’ wives, war cripples, circus folk, immortalized with critical objectivity, sarcasm and irony.

The exhibition is part of the series of events of the “1914-1920” programme marking the centennial of WWI and that will be open between March 7 and May 25, open for visitors from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm, between March and April, and between 11 am and 7 pm in May.

A ticket costs RON 4 and the entrance is free in the first Wednesday of each month. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the fur Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA).

 

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