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Lovis Corinth 1858-1925

Posted in Lovis Corinth 1858-1925 on 16 avril 2008 by Femme Femme Femme

Donna Gravida

Persée et Androméde 1900

Nu allongé 1899

Retour de bacchanales 1898

Pour marquer le 150ème anniversaire de Lovis Corinth, le musée d’Orsay à Paris nous propose du 1er avril au 22 juin 2008 une rétrospective pour montrer, faire comprendre et apprécier l’originalité stylistique et thématique de ce grand peintre, représentant de l’impressionnisme allemand qui s’approcha de l’expressionisme. Il s’agira de la première exposition d’envergure jamais réalisée en France sur Lovis Corinth
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Lovis Corinth 1858-1925

Posted in Lovis Corinth 1858-1925 on 24 juillet 2007 by Femme Femme Femme


German painter and writer. He grew up on his family’s farm and tannery. As a child he showed interest in art, taking informal lessons in drawing from a local carpenter and caricaturing his primary school teachers. Corinth’s father sent him to secondary school in the nearby city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad), where he lived with his widowed aunt. A superstitious woman fond of story-telling, she possessed what Corinth later described as a coarse temperament and an unrestrained, ‘demonic’ humour. These qualities and his aunt’s bohemian acquaintances, including fortune-tellers and soothsayers, fascinated the young Corinth, accustomed to his more reserved parents. In this environment Corinth began to develop the rich imagination and love of anecdote that came to play such an important role in the evolution of his art.