L'œuvre Bildnis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden (Portrait de la journaliste Sylvia von Harden) - Centre Pompidou

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Bildnis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden (Portrait de la journaliste Sylvia von Harden)

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Crédit photographique : © Service de la documentation photographique du MNAM - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Otto Dix (1891 - 1969)

Bildnis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden

(Portrait de la journaliste Sylvia von Harden)

(Portrait de la journaliste Sylvia von Harden,
Portrait de femme)

1926

Huile et tempera sur bois

121 x 89 cm

Achat, 1961

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3899 P

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Description for the presentation in the National Museum of Modern Art

Who is this woman who dares to appear in public alone, cigarette in hand, at a table of the Romanische Café, a haunt of the Berlin art worlds?

Sylvia von Harden was a journalist in Berlin in the 1920s. Her nonchalant stance is a statement of her emancipated intellectual role. Otto Dix undermines her arrogance with the detail of a loose stocking and her rather awkward pose. Her red-check dress contrast with the pink environment, typically Art Nouveau. The cold, satirical realism typifies the New Objectivity movement to which the painter belonged. Inspired by early 16th-century German masters...

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Living in Berlin between 1925 and 1927, Otto Dix painted a series of portraits typical of Neue Sachlichkeit (the New Objectivity). In them he makes reference to such early 16th-century German masters as Grünewald, Cranach and Holbein, not only in the technique – tempera on wood – but in the uncompromising character of the depictions. The journalist Sylvia von Harden is shown here sitting alone, in role of the emancipated woman intellectual she sought to be in 1920s Berlin, her nonchalance somewhat unnatural, the disdainful self-possession of the face contradicted by the writhing hand.

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