Otto Dix (18911969) is renowned for his masterful portraits, characterized by their grotesque quality and candidness. Match explores the art of portraiture influenced by Dixs directness.
It brings together over 60 works by the artist, including self-portraits and portraits of his family, artists and notable members of German society. Comparing Dixs painting with such old masters as Cranach, the authors consider how his technique has in turn influenced such modern and contemporary artists as Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Superb reproductions of works from all stages of Dixs 50-year career are complemented by texts focusing on self-portraiture, family, Dixs contemporaries and modern-day portrait painting, among other themes.