Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden
Otto Dix
Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden
Otto Dix (German; Expressionism, New Objectivity / Neue Sachlichkeit; 1891–1969): Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926. Mixed media on wood, 120 x 88 cm. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"The New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) emerged as a style in Germany in the 1920s as a challenge to Expressionism. As its name suggests, it offered a return to unsentimental reality and a focus on the objective world, as opposed to the more abstract, romantic, or idealistic tendencies of Expressionism. The style is most often associated with portraiture, and its leading practitioners included Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz. Their mercilessly naturalistic depictions, sometimes reminiscent of the meticulous processes of the Old Masters, frequently portrayed Weimar society in a caustically satirical manner." (Museum of Modern Art, New York)



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