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Walter Leistikow (plate facing page 24) from Gesammelte Schriften (Collected Writings)

Gathering Lovis Corinth's articles from various art periodicals and Berlin newspapers, this collection features reminiscences of his boyhood in East Prussia, an essay on etching, a rumination on his travels to Italy, his inaugural lecture as president of the Berlin Secession (a modernist exhibiting society), and his thoughts on contemporary German art. The book also includes eight black-and-white lithographs by Corinth portraying Berlin monuments, the frescoes at the Campo Santo in Pisa, the death mask of socialist leader Karl Liebknecht, and German paintings the artist admired. This range of themes hints at the varied subjects and styles Corinth addressed throughout his long and prolific caree...
Lithograph from an illustrated book with eight lithographs
18.8 x 15.7cm
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