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Reading woman, 1911. Creator: Corinth, Lovis (1858-1925)

Reading woman, 1911. Creator: Corinth, Lovis (1858-1925)


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Reading woman, 1911. Creator: Corinth, Lovis (1858-1925)

Reading woman, 1911. Private Collection

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1911 Corinth Lovis 1858 1925 Read Reader Reading Woman Symbolism


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This work of art, titled "Reading Woman" by Lovis Corinth (1858-1925), transports us back in time to the early 20th century. The painting, created in 1911, depicts a woman deeply engrossed in a book, her expression reflecting a sense of deep concentration and escape from the world around her. Corinth, a prominent German painter of the Symbolist movement, masterfully captures the woman's essence through his use of oil on canvas. The rich, textured brushstrokes bring the woman's clothing and the worn pages of her book to life, while the muted colors and soft lighting create an intimate and introspective atmosphere. The genre scene of a woman reading was a popular subject in the art world during this time, and Corinth's interpretation stands out for its emotional depth and masterful execution. The woman's intense focus on the book, coupled with the subtle details in the painting such as the crinkled pages and the warm glow of the lamp, invite the viewer to contemplate the power of literature to transport and transform the human spirit. This painting, a treasure from a private collection, is a testament to Corinth's skill as a painter and his ability to capture the human experience in all its complexity. The timeless quality of the work makes it a must-see for anyone interested in the history of art or the simple pleasure of observing a beautiful and thought-provoking image.

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