Musée d'Orsay: Lovis Corinth (1858-1925)Between Impressionism and Expressionism

Lovis Corinth (1858-1925)
Between Impressionism and Expressionism


Lovis CorinthSelf-portrait with nude seen from behind© 2008, Kunsthaus, Zürich
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lovis Corinth, the Musée d'Orsay is presenting the work of this original artist, famous in Germany but still little known in France.

Between 1884 and 1887 Corinth stayed in Paris where he studied in Bouguereau's studio, and then in 1900 he went to live in Berlin where he became one of the most active members of the local Secession alongside Max Liebermann and Max Slevogt. Corinth tackled almost every style: mythology, religion, portraits and self-portraits, genre scenes and landscapes. Drawings, engravings and illustrated books played a key role in disseminating the work of this artist, regarded as one of the forerunners of German Expressionism.


Serge Lemoine, Professor of History of Contemporary Art, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, with the scientific collaboration of Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm, art historian

Exhibition organised with the RMN in Paris, the Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, and the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg

Exhibition will also be shown in Leipzig, Museum der Bildenden Künste, 9 July to 12 October 2008, and in Ratisbonne, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, 9 November 2008 to 15 February 2009

1 April - 22 June 2008
Musée d'Orsay

Exhibition hall

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