This beautiful catalogue gathers a magnificent selection of the finest landscape works by Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, and Max Slevogt--Germany’s three greatest Impressionist painters. Impressionism, considered a French style of painting, was greeted with hostility in Germany, where traditionalists opposed all foreign influence in the art of their nation state. Yet Liebermann, Corinth, and Slevogt, whose works were less rigid and routine than those of many of their contemporaries, won over a doubtful domestic audience and inspired a flowering of Impressionism in Germany.
This is the first in-depth study in English of works by Liebermann, Corinth, and Slevogt and showcases 92 of their Impressionist masterpieces. The book’s contributors explore the three artists’ approaches to landscape painting; the relation of German Impressionism to French Impressionism, to the Barbizon School, and to the Dutch landscape tradition; and the history of German Impressionism and the development of German landscape painting in the 19th century.