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Lovis Corinth

1858 – 1925

 German, Expressionist Painter, member of the Berlin Secession Group

One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

Artistically and stylistically influenced by the following painters and art movements; Impressionist,  Hans Baluschek,  Edvard Munch,  Theo Van Rysselberghe, and Jawlensky

Education - Munich Academy and later studied under  William-Adolphe Bouguereau at the Académie Julian in Paris

Cause of Death -  suffered a stroke in 1911 but continued to paint. He caught  pneumonia nine years later and died.

Nude Girl On A Rug c.1912

A 19th century masterpiece

Expressionist art was conceived in opposition of Impressionism.  The Expressionist craved emotional drama, pure color and innovation. Modigliani asserted "My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm's edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss."

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Expressionst Painting -   Germany, early 20th century, emotional effects, emotional experience, avant-garde, emotional angst, Herwarth Walden, Der Sturm, graphic art, Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, Friedrich Nietzsche, psychological depths, symbolic colors, exaggerated imagery, human psyche, exaggeration, primitivism, jarring colors, self-expression, expression intensity, printmaking, psychological,emotional themes, existential anguish, industrial modern age, individual genius, sense of movement, energy

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