Lovis Corinth in his atelier, Munich

Lovis Corinth in his atelier, Munich (Rainer Metzger: Die große Zeit um 1900: Kunst und Kultur 1890-1920) – Corinth painted Mary Magdalen a number of times but never as dramatically as in this work, seen in background… A sense of movement is generated through the contrasting directions of the Magdalen’s pose and the brushstrokes behind. The look on her face and the placement of her splayed hand on her chest suggest a sudden expression of regret or anxiety, and her eyes look swollen, as if from crying…

Lovis Corinth in his atelier, Munich

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