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Walchensee, Silver Path

Artist
Lovis Corinth, German, 1858–1925
Date
1923
Material
Oil on canvas
Depicts
Walchensee, Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 214
Dimensions
23 3/4 x 35 1/8 in. (60.3 x 89.2 cm)
framed: 32 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. (82.6 x 110.5 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Morton D. May
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
878:1983
NOTES
An explosion of brushstrokes hides the idyllic landscape of the Walchensee, an alpine lake located in the far south of Germany. Look closer and you might see the artist’s daughter in a white dress running past a stand of beeches at center right. Behind her, a hotel rooftop marks the edge of the lake’s expanse. The Walchensee was Lovis Corinth’s retreat in his final years and the site of his mesmerizing works that dissolve into abstraction.
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