Otto Dix's Skat players: Card Playing War Invalids (1920) ( Exploring its connections with Delville's "The Treasures of Satan", Dürer's "Jesus Among The Teachers" etc)

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a) Otto Dix's painting Skat Players shows itself off as a work borrowing elements from at least one depiction of the Henu Barque, Delville's "Treasures of Satan" and also Dürer's "Jesus Among The Doctors"

b) Comparison to Delville's Treasures of Satan
Comparing it to Treasures of Satan. The tendrils from the tentacles of the Satan have been transformed into the fan of newspapers. The tree like seaweed on the right of Satan have been transformed into a coat stand. The upper torso and leg at the front have been transformed into the middle man's metal jaw.

Treasures of Satan and Skat Players


c) Comparison to Dürer's Jesus Among The Doctors
Also it appears as if Dix turned the characters from Dürer's Jesus Among The Doctors into these characters playing skat with man wearing the white cap being transformed into the central man with a metal skull plate.

The hair coming from beneath the cap of the man on the left transforming into the pipe of the earphone.  The lower right bald man with a beard becomes transformed into the man with the blue jacket, and his beard is transformed into a metal jaw. The dark green robe of the man behind him who wears a white cap is transformed into the arm that the man in the right of Dix's painting holds over his head. The label on the right man's hat might have been a key element to get Dix to transform his work into a painting of men playing a card game.

Perhaps Dix understood Durer's painting's connection with the Henu Barque connection as well, giving him the idea of taking the Henu Barque from the Papyrus of Ani and turning the white pillow like area that would be piles of sand table into the white table but at the same time took inspiration from the hand configuration in Durer's painting that might have referenced the semic circular loops and ropes holding the Henu Barque down to the sledge runners at the bottom of the pillars

Dürer's Jesus Among The Doctors 1506


comparison between hand configuration and the table.

d) Comparisons to the Henu Barque
Does Skat Players also reference the Sokar Funerary Barque from the Papyrus of Ani as well?
 

The two straps holding the barque down to the sledge become the centre man's peg legs, while the upper U shaped ends of the straps become the stumps.
 

The three planks that make up the frame supporting the barque become the chair legs, the white area becomes the table. 

The three spoon like rudders three supports that hold the arm on the right chair.
 

At the top of the three central support frame, the ribbed structure going across become the newspapers. 

The antlers of the antelope become the lit folds on the curtain on the left


Henu Barque from Papyrus of Ani
black and white image of the Henu Barque from the Papyrus of Ani 
(source: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, The British Museum Press)

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