Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele (1890-1918).  Student to Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele shares similarities in style to his mentor.  In fact, sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the two's work.  One large difference, however, is that Schiele's work often depicts grotesque and erotic figures.  The vast majority of his studies are nudes, and then, women.  In viewing his work, one cannot help but feel that "something is not quite right" with the figures he depicts.  Perhaps it is because they all evoke pain and mystery, and discomfort.  Yet, they are stunningly beautiful.  Klimt and Schiele are definitely two of my very favorite artists.

Portrait of the Painter Zakovsek, 1910
Russian Prisoner of War, 1916
Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Seated, 1917
Reclining Woman with Green Stocking, 1917
Portrait of the Painter Paris von Gütersloh, 1918
Girl in a Plaid Garment, 1909
Portrait of the Aritst's Wife, Standing, 1915
Self-Portrait, 1913

To see more work from Egon Schiele, please visit my Flickr page HERE.

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