Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Group of Artists (Painters of the Brücke), 1926; Ludwig Museum, Cologne. Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln.
There's quite a difference in color tone between the authentic photo of this Kirchner painting and the altered version below, probably a modern reproduction. It looks as though someone has added a large dose of red to the palette, causing the faces to appear flushed, and everything else to become purple. Note the bright white newspaper, which has turned pink in the reproduction. Another clue: the central figure's outfit, which is green in the real-world painting, purple in the contemporary update. The photo above comes from Museum Ludwig's online catalog.
Altered version of a painting by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
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