Otto Dix stood alongside–and perhaps ahead of–George Grosz in the New Objectivist movement. As a movement, New Objectivity descended from the Dadaists (Both Dix and Grosz began their social criticism through the Dada style), which were a group extremely critical of World War I and the societies participating in that war, evincing that criticism in strange new styles. The New Objectivists, unlike the Dadaists, concentrated on the grotesqueness of the Great War's aftereffects–death, mutilation and moral decay–through the prism of Expressionism. Strange beautiful stuff.
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