Monday, 27 September 2010
This morning, I was looking at an old art book that I have and I opened it on EGON SHIELE's Étreinte (Amants II) painting (the first picture up here) and I thought it was beautiful. I know, it's a classic and we've seen this picture around often, but I guess it is always good to revisit our classics, if only to acnowledge how modern they look... or is it the other way around...?
EGON SCHIELE (June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.
Schiele's work is noted for its intensity, and the many self-portraits the artist produced. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism, although still strongly associated with the art nouveau movement (Jugendstil).
The Leopold Museum, Vienna houses perhaps Schiele's most important and complete collection of work, featuring over 200 exhibits. Other notable collections of Schiele's art include the Egon Schiele-Museum, Tulln and Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna.
☁ EGON SCHIELE @ WIKIPEDIA
☁ EGON SCHIELE @ LE MONDE DES ARTS