Artwork Title: The Artist's Family, oil on wood

The Artist's Family, oil on wood, 1927

Otto Dix

This depiction of the artist's family was completed in 1927 after the birth of Otto and Martha's second child, Ursus. Four-year-old Nelly hides behind her mother and offers a flower to the infant. This painting is noteworthy for its self-deprecation. While he was quick accentuate the worst features in others, Dix generally portrayed himself in a flattering manner. Here young Ursus has reduced Dix to a blithering idiot. He coos and makes faces at the boy. (
31 x 20 in
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