The first painting I remember seeing as a child was a print of Otto Dix’s Grossstadt (Triptychon). It hung in my grandparents’ hallway and looked totally out of place in the muted, conservative 1960s working class decor.
I was – and still am- fascinated by the richness of the colours, the dynamism and movement and the grotesque decadence it portrays.
Dix remains one of my favourite painters. His ironic, caricaturesque style, the vibrant colours he uses and the detailed portrayal of fashion have had a huge influence on my perception of art. Not to mention that his paintings have instilled in me an insatiable desire for glamour, decadence and metropolitan life.
pictures: Wikipedia, Google