An unassuming financial file contained in the records of the British Political Agency in Bahrain (that now form a part of the India Office Records held at the British Library) unexpectedly contains two rare examples of Arabic-language propaganda posters produced by the British Government during World War II. Remarkably, the...
We haven't even begun to celebrate/remember/regret the outbreak of the First World War and already we're debating whether or not it was a necessary/tragic/bloody awful thing. As a historian, I ought to be thrilled that people are engaging with my subject – a bit like how the experts in dredging must feel whenever there's a [...]
100 years ago, broke out in August 1914 from the First World War. The military conflicts not only put the world on fire and ended the 19th Century finally. It also ensured a crisis of artistic representation, which can still be felt today. Because the trench warfare and the use of new chemical weapons made it clear that the traditional concepts of representation and interpretation of skirmishes were insufficient. The portrayal of invisible enemies, unheldenhaften fighting and its consequences exceeded the known image concepts of war. Among the most famous artistic engagements with the First World War is one of the folio work "The war," the Otto Dix 1924 anfertigte. In the 50 etchings Dix recorded his own experiences as a soldier in front. The cycle is considered to be the climax and end point of the early graphic activity of the artist and made at the same time for his international breakthrough. Led the relentless images of Dix vehement discussions in public ten years after the end of the war. First of all nationalist parties attacked the success of the images.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary commemoration of the First World War, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart shows the folder "War" by Otto Dix, together with works by Reinhold Naegele, Hermann Scherer, Oskar Schlemmer
Translated from the German (by google) an exhibition of one of the greatest of the war artists Otto Dix in Stuttgart.