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23rd January 2024

Woman by a Goldfish Tank (1911, The Belvedere, Vienna) is crammed with objects and potential meanings and narratives. It was shown at the 2021 exhibition at the Belvedere. The catalogue explains that Lovis Corinth is a conundrum. "His artistic work equates to what might be called a leap into modernism: beginning in the 19th century. He embraced all the great “isms” of the decades that followed – from Realism to Impressionism to Expressionism – yet he never fully committed to any of them. His paintings throughout, though, maintained the unmistakable stamp of his irrepressible vitality."

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