Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969) – Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926 (Oil and tempera on wood. Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne) – The journalist Sylvia von Harden is shown here sitting alone, in the 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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