Walchensee in Winter, Lovis Corinth
Lovis Corinth
Walchensee in Winter
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Lovis Corinth

Walchensee in Winter, 1923


Dimensions
70.0 x 90.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1132
Acquisition
Acquired in 1952
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

Charlotte Berend-Corinth, the wife of the artist, said of this painting that it was "beautiful enough to drive you mad". It shows the transition between autumn and winter: the two trees in the foreground have not yet shed all of yellowish-red foliage even though snow has covered the mountains extending around the lake. The artist has used rapid brushstrokes to capture the scene, which is veiled in mist. The landscape around the Walchensee in Bavaria was the inspiration behind almost sixty of Corinth's paintings and numerous graphic works. The family owned a wooden chalet on the shores of the lake and they frequently spent time there from 1919 onwards.

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  • Kunst|Stück – Lovis Corinth: Walchensee im Winter
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Lovis Corinth (1858–1925): Walchensee im Winter, 1923, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/walchensee-im-winter#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Walchensee in Winter
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links von der Mitte in Blau: Lovis CORINTH. 1 Januar 1923 (Monat und Tag undeutlich)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1952

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 23F41 winter landscape; landscape symbolizing winter (the four seasons of the year)
  • 61D(WALCHENSEE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (WALCHENSEE) (WALCHENSEE)
  • 25H214 lake
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Last update

02.07.2020