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Lovis Corinth

LEKTURE AUF DEM SOFA (SCHWARZ 253), 1916

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7 5/8 × 9 1/2 in
19.4 × 24.1 cm
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D
Doyle

Sheet16 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches; 413 x 289 mm

from the edition of 25, published by the Federal Art …

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Sheet16 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches; 413 x 289 mm

from the edition of 25, published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, New York and with their inkstamp, with full margins, unframed.

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Signed in pencil
Lovis Corinth
German, 1858–1925
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A leading figure of the Berlin Secession, Lovis Corinth worked as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, bridging the stylistic gap between impressionism and German expressionism with naturalism as a common thread. Best known for his portraits and landscape paintings, Corinth favored themes of love, sexuality, and death. While Corinth sought to capture the body’s fleshy nature and exaggerated gestures in his portraits, his landscapes are more traditional and emphasize overall compositional balance. After a stroke left him partially paralyzed in 1911, Corinth’s brushstrokes grew vigorously uninhibited, echoing the work of Dutch painters Frans Hals and Rembrandt. Corinth’s self-portraits, created as a means of stylistic and allegorical exploration, also grew more cerebral in his later years.

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D
Doyle

Sheet16 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches; 413 x 289 mm

from the edition of 25, published by the Federal Art …

Read more

Sheet16 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches; 413 x 289 mm

from the edition of 25, published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, New York and with their inkstamp, with full margins, unframed.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil
Lovis Corinth
German, 1858–1925
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A leading figure of the Berlin Secession, Lovis Corinth worked as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, bridging the stylistic gap between impressionism and German expressionism with naturalism as a common thread. Best known for his portraits and landscape paintings, Corinth favored themes of love, sexuality, and death. While Corinth sought to capture the body’s fleshy nature and exaggerated gestures in his portraits, his landscapes are more traditional and emphasize overall compositional balance. After a stroke left him partially paralyzed in 1911, Corinth’s brushstrokes grew vigorously uninhibited, echoing the work of Dutch painters Frans Hals and Rembrandt. Corinth’s self-portraits, created as a means of stylistic and allegorical exploration, also grew more cerebral in his later years.

Lovis Corinth

LEKTURE AUF DEM SOFA (SCHWARZ 253), 1916

Etching
7 5/8 × 9 1/2 in
19.4 × 24.1 cm
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