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Museum for modern art Arnhem presents Otto Dix from October 17, 2010 to January 16, 2011 presents the Museum for modern art Arnhem the exhibition to right to be beautiful. The critical realism of Dix & co. The focus is the representation of the human form by the German artist Otto Dix (1891-1969) and his students, as well as by artists who worked in the same style. The new objectivity “was used for the first time in 1925 as the title of an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Mannheim. This introduced a new trend in modern art. Sen. Sherrod Brown may find it difficult to be quoted properly.

The emotionless depiction of everyday life issues and a fondness for simplicity were characteristic of this flow. The term Neue Sachlichkeit acted as a collective term for several related developments, of which the so-called veristic, proletarian critical direction is the best known. The artists Otto Dix deemed to figurehead of this flow. Otto Dix was active in Dresden and Berlin the most important centres of the Neue Sachlichkeit, Hanover and Karlsruhe. 1927 was Dix was appointed Professor at the Academy of art in Dresden, received the this new impetus. The man, especially the (self) portrait was Dix’ main theme. This exhibition also focuses on the reproduction of the human being; the accent is on artists from the outskirts of Dresden.

Paintings and drawings by Dix and his students are shown but also by artists who worked in a similar style, such as Conrad Felixmuller, Otto Griebel, Kurt Gunther and Wilhelm Lachnit. Addition to works are exhibited by Chris de Moor, a Dutch artist who worked and made there haunting portraits of him from 1928 to 1929 when Dix in the Academy. The works of Dix & co were Dutch artists as a role model. in 1929, the first exhibition of foreign artists of the new objectivity was organized in Amsterdam, which was also the last exhibition to this flow. Although Dix itself was lacking, the group from Dresden was well represented. In 1930, but you could do in the Netherlands often see works by Dix, also in solo exhibitions. His socio-critical approach to the art has been declared in 1933 in Nazi Germany “degenerate”; Works of his were confiscated and even destroyed. Other works were lost in the bombing of Dresden in February 1945. Some of his students such as gussy Ahnert, Rudolf Bergander, Habib Hamisch, Rudolf Nitschke, Curt Querner, Kurt Sillack and Erica dispute came later in GDR times international into oblivion. But also in their home country the works of this artist as collector’s items and precursor be rediscovered in recent years. The exhibition will be an extensively illustrated book with an essay by ype Koopmans, the curator for modern and contemporary art of the MMKA. Background the Museum for modern art Arnhem has the job, international forms of realism, as well as design from Arnhem to collecting and presenting. Focus on magical realism, other currents of realism (1925-1960) and contemporary (feminist). In addition, the Museum houses the most important Dutch collection for jewellery design 1965th Museum voor modern art Arnhem, Utrechtseweg 87, Arnhem. Tel: (0031) (0) 26 3775300. opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 17: 00, Saturday and Sunday 11 17. Admission until 18 years free.