Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) was in a class of his own, an artist who moved between tradition and modernity and whose works influenced numerous young artists well into the 20th century. In commemoration of Corinth's 150th anniversary, this large retrospective went on tour to Leipzig, Regensburg and Paris with works from the collections at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts and the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg. The exhibition of Corinth's works was one of the most extensive of its kind to ever be presented at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The exhibition examined Corinth's influence on 20th-century painting, and each venue had its own specific emphasis. For example, in Leipzig the exhibition pointed out references in Corinth's later works that reveal common links to other artists, such as Sighard Gille, Bernhard Heisig and Willi Sitte.
Artistic director: Serge Lemoine (F), Hans-Werner Schmidt, Ulrike Lorenz
Venues and schedule:
Musée D' Orsay, Paris, 31 March - 22 June 2008;
Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, 11 July - 19 October 2008;
Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, 9 November 2008 - 15 February 2009