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the prints of Otto Dix

Otto Dix Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack 1924, the Poynton Bequest 2003, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Otto Dix, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney 2008

This exhibition showcases Otto Dix’s war portfolio Der krieg 1924, a collection of 51 etchings with aquatint which is regarded as one of the great masterpieces of 20th-century printmaking.

Consciously modelled on Goya’s equally famous and equally devastating Los desastres de la guerra (The disasters of war), the portfolio captures Dix’s horror of, and fascination with, the experience of war.

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22 Aug – 26 Oct 2008

Free admission