September 15 – October 31, 2023
Emanuel von Baeyer Cabinet
In Person Viewing:
130-132 Hamilton Terrace
London NW8 9UU
Prints, letters and illustrated books by Lovis Corinth (1858 Tapiau – 1925 Zandervoort) with a focus on self portraits from the collection of Albert Albano (1953-2022), a renowned art conservator, 2012 Rome Prize recipient, and arts patron who began his life-long collecting as a young boy in New York City in the 1960s.
With an eclectic and attuned palate, ranging from art, sculpture, militaria and rare books, Albano was able to amass a wide breadth and impressive portfolio of interests. With a focus on German expressionism literature and art.
“Lovis Corinth holds a unique position in the realm of German art of his age; he belongs both to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His early works are perfect examples of the pictorial style of the nineteenth century. His late works, as regards his use of colour, hover on the threshold of contemporary art.
The abundance of his life is interrelated with the development of his style. His palette becomes richer, brighter, more colourful.
In 1911 the painter had a severe stroke. Slowly, painfully, step by step, Corinth developed the style of his last years. The first self-portrait after his illness (1912) signals the approach of this final period, where his works take on a frenzied quality and the surface of his paintings is torn and lacerated.
In spite of the violent process of deformation, however, Corinth remains firmly attached to the visible world.”
Extract from exhibition Lovis Corinth. Tate Britain 1958-59