Otto Dix and the Robot Soldiers

Otto Dix, Self-Portrait with Easel, (1926). Image: Tate Liverpool.

This article was originally published in Open Democracy on November 11th, 2017 (Remembrance Sunday).

For the German painter Otto Dix, the First World War really was “all over by Christmas” – only it was Christmas 1918, after he had spent four years on the front lines at Champagne, Artois, Flanders, and the Somme.

Dix returned home to Gera aged 27 and spent Christmas with his family. The pictures he went on to paint of his experience would later be confiscated by the Nazis, and trashed at the infamous “Degenerate Art” exhibition hosted by Adolf Hitler.

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