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

Easter at Lake Walchen

1922
Oil on canvas, 61 x 80 cm
Private collection

In 1918 Corinth paid his first visit to the Walchensee, a lake in Upper Bavaria. In a manner comparable with Monet's waterlilies, Corinth painted a series of compositions over the next few years, in which the representation of what he actually saw became less and less important, and the autonomy of the painting itself became the true subject.