Otto Dix – Skull (1924)

 

    Skulls have also been used in the past as messages of wartime. Otto Dix’s Skull of 1924 is a gruesome image of decay and worms investing a human skull, which is meant to symbolize the indescribable horrors of the first World War. For Dix and other artists of the WWI era, skulls were powerful tools in demonstrating the dark reality of death that war inevitably brings.