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Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)



Autor:
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Título:
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Fecha:
1888
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Ubicacion:
Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Carmen in Spanish collections

From 7 October until 9 November 2014

Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry



Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Femme de profil à l’éventail, 1964, illustrations for the book Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Fundación Bancaja Collection
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
Lovis Corinth
Título:
Fashion Show
Fecha:
1921
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
201.5 x 100 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 490 (1986.7)

More information about this work




Although Franz Heinrich Lovis Corinth, known as Lovis Corinth, is held to be one of the greatest exponents of German Impressionism, together with Max Liebermann and Max Slevog , his painting soon evolved towards a dramatic, exaggerated Expressionism, which links him to the modern currents of German Expressionism.

According to the testimony of his widow, Charlotte Berend , who was one of his first pupils and twenty years younger than him, Fashion Show was painted in 1921 in the couple’s apartment on the Klopstockstrasse in Berlin during January and February that year, as stated in the inscription on the painting. It shows a full-length figure of a woman executed in the characteristic impastoed and gestured style of his final years. The expressive vibration of his mature style has sometimes been accounted for by the partial paralysis he suffered from as the result of a stroke in 1911. However, as Carl Schulz-Hoffmann explained, it was due more to his manner of transforming the various influences received into a subversive type of painting with certain “official” properties.

The first owner of the work was Carl Steinbart , a collector of German Impressionism and mentor of younger artists like Nolde , Kokoschka and Pechstein . It was inherited by his daughter Dora Stach-Steinbart and after she died in 1970 it was sold by the Dutch firm E.J. van Wisselingh & Co. to Robert Stolper of London, whose daughter Laura Barry sold it to Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza through James Kirkman Ltd .

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