A human face in anguish, with hands raised to his cheeks, looks out from the center of a visual field full of slashing diagonals and explosive triangles of color. On the left side, smoke billows.
Otto Dix's "Artillery Battle" is a study in the horrible experience of mechanized warfare in World War I. The painting depicts how it felt to be powerless, completely at the mercy of the mighty machines of war, like artillery.
Three center female figures with exposed breasts and halos. Entire picture composed of overlapping U- or V-shaped charcoal strokes.
20th-century version of the traditional presentation of Saint Anne, often portrayed with the Holy Family, or with the Virgin Mary and child (see Leonardo da Vinci, "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist," 1499-1500, The National Gallery, London).