Using classical motifs from Greek mythology, biblical tradition and literature, Corinth often highlights the themes of love, sex or death through the nude. His training at the Julian Academy in the 1880s taught him to treat the human body according to living models and not according to ancient ones. Corinth is sometimes seen as a subversive artist, especially since parody and satire are never far away in his work. The artist grabs the flesh, sensuality with a vehement touch and an exalted palette. His practice of nude dialogue in the exhibition with the work of other artists, who at the end of the 19th century, have an entirely new perception of the body.
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