Self-Portrait as Sylvia Von Harden by Otto Dix, 1926

Self-Portrait as Sylvia Von Harden by Otto Dix, 1926

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Silver halide print on high quality archival paper (100+ year archiving ability).

Framed prints come professionally matted and mounted in a classic black gallery style frame. FRAMED PRINTS ONLY SHIPPING IN US CURRENTLY.

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Self-portrait as journalist  #SylviaVonHarden as seen through the artistic lens of #OttoDix, 1926!!! An ambivalent representation of the ~New Woman~, von Harden is chilling with a severe hairstyle and monocle, smoking a cigarette and drinking a cocktail. #BADBITCH This new woman smoked, drank, was career oriented, and didn’t care much about marriage or creating a family. She was what we would call nowadays a #BossAssBitch. In an article Von Harden wrote in 1959 about her encounter with Dix, she said she was approached by him on the street, where he declarded “I must paint you! I simply must! ... You are representative of an entire epoch!” She responded “So, you want to paint my lacklustre eyes, my ornate ears, my long nose, my thin lips; you want to paint my long hands, my short legs, my big feet—things which can only scare people off and delight no-one?” To which he said “You have brilliantly characterized yourself, and all that will lead to a portrait representative of an epoch concerned not with the outward beauty of a woman but rather with her psychological condition.” Otto n Sylvia are BAE AF.