Oil on panel
Signed and dated top left Lovis Corinth 1910
Signed again on the back
On the back is an exhibition number and a label from the gallery "Neue Kunst Hans Goltz" in Munich.
From 1910, Lovis Corinth; one of the fervent representatives of German impressionism like Max Lieberman and Max Slevogt will begin a radical evolution which will bring him closer to the expressionist current.
We know a whole series of paintings dating from 1910 whose recurring motif are compositions from roses on an intense brown background.
Lovis Corinth uses a spontaneous and energetic touch with the help of a large brush recalling the very characteristic technique of Manet.
His succession to the presidency of the Secession of Berlin gives him confidence and releases a new energy which will lead him to adopt an innovative style close to the expressionists.
Although not belonging to this avant-garde current, these last works as well as those of the expressionists will be considered by the Nazi regime as being "degenerate"