CORINTH, Lovis
(b. 1858, Tapiau, d. 1925, Zandvoort)

Othello, the Negro

1884
Oil on canvas, 78 x 59 cm
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Museum, Linz

This portrait was painted in Antwerp in 1884. In this picture, Corinth was free of narrative or anecdotal ballast. The model is seen not only for painterly qualities but also with considerable empathy.