Otto Dix. Dr. Mayer-Hermann. Berlin 1926

Otto Dix Dr. Mayer-Hermann Berlin 1926

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Dr. Mayer-Hermann was a renowned throat specialist whose waiting room was filled with the most prominent singers and actresses of his day. Dix was among his patients. While Dix is best known for his unflinching depictions of prostitutes, disabled war veterans, and other traumatized subjects, here he depicts an established professional with wit and satire. The abundance of circular shapes that fill the canvas parodies the doctor's round body and face—from the curves of his chubby hands and the round bags under his eyes to the reflector on his headband and the mirror above his head.

Gallery label from 2012
Oil and tempera on wood
58 3/4 x 39" (149.2 x 99.1 cm)
Gift of Philip Johnson
Object number
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Painting and Sculpture

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