Currently reading : Otto Dix – Maud Arizona; Suleika, das tätowierte Wunder
“Maud Arizona; Suleika, the tattooed wonder” is a 1922 drypoint by German expressionist Otto Dix, created as part of his 1922 series about the circus. Known best for his paintings and his print series Der Krieg, Dix’s paintings and prints often distort human bodies into grotesque and nightmarish formations. Given the circus’s reputation for oddities and spectacle, this image of Maud Arizona, with a curvaceous (though somewhat exaggerated) body and lightly scratched tattoos, seems subdued, even elegant. Below: a photo of Maud Arizona.