EGGER-LIENZ AND OTTO DIX
PICTORIAL WORLDS BETWEEN THE WARS

For Albin Egger-Lienz, the end of the First World War marked the beginning of a productive period with works that reflect the everyday hardships of the postwar years. Paintings like “Finale” or “Mothers” are two of his most impressive artistic responses to the First World War and its consequences. In the German-speaking world, comparable works are only to be found in the oeuvre of Otto Dix. As in the case of Egger-Lienz, his experience of war in the army stimulated his artistic development. Widows, war invalids and prostitutes populate paintings of unheard-of brutality, which – critical, unsparing and cynical – express the misery of the 1920s.
On the basis of their postwar works, the exhibition will compare and contrast the development of the two artists. A combination of similar motifs like the war invalids and apparently contrasting pictorial worlds from town and country provide the framework for this encounter. The consistent, stylistically assured Albin Egger-Lienz and the stylistic pluralist Otto Dix are two very distinct artists, who are particularly hard to pigeonhole at the theoretical level. That is their common ground.
The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, the Bruck Castle Museum in Lienz and the Vienna Leopold Museum in particular are supporting the exhibition with large groups of works. Thanks to the support of numerous other international partners, the exhibition is the largest presentation of Otto Dix’ works in Western Austria.

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Freitag, 18. Oktober, 16 Uhr
Ferdinandeum

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Aperitif und Kurzführung zu einem Überraschungsbild in der Ausstellung "Egger-Lienz und Otto Dix. Bilderwelten zwischen den Kriegen" 

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Samstag, 26. Oktober, 11 Uhr
Ferdinandeum

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aus „Das kunstseidene Mädchen“ von Irmgard Keun und „Die Portugiesin“ von Robert Musil

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