From the 10th February to the 14th May, 2006 the Fundación Juan March will put on an exhibtion dedicated to the German painter Otto Dix. The Foundation says that it will be the first major exhibition devoted to the artist in Spain. Otto Dix lived throughout some of the major events of the last century: the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Nazis and two World Wars – he fought and was seriously wounded in the first world war. According to Wikipedia:
When the Nazis came to power in Germany, they regarded Dix as a degenerate artist and had him sacked from his post as an art teacher at the Dresden Academy. He later moved to Lake Constance. Dix’s paintings The Trench and War cripples were exhibited in the Nazi exhibition of degenerate art, Entartete Kunst. They were later burned.
The exhibition includes 84 of the artist’s works: 35 oils, 27 gouaches and watercolours and 22 drawings, which cover the period 1914 to 1969. On display are his triptych Metropolis of 1927-28,which is considered Dix’s most important work, together with War (1932). The Juan March will also be holding conferences on Degenerate Art: The Repression of Culture During the Third Reich on 28th February and on the 2nd, 7th and 9th March (7.30 p.m.).
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