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26th January 2024

In 1911, Lovis Corinth suffered a stroke which partially paralysed his left side, but he continued to paint. One commentator writes, "Before the stroke, his paintings tended to be bold and sometimes outrageous in terms of subject matter. Afterward, stylistically they appeared more "modern" and the subjects were more conventional." Yet the treatment is far from conventional, with flowers becoming almost abstract explosions of exuberant colour. The paintings often resemble the late work of Monet, who also struggled physically, in his case with increasing blindness. This is Herbstblumen (1923, Staatliches Museum, Schwerin).

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