Unique exhibits highlight Vienna's display of graphics by Egon Schiele
- Egon Schiele,The nude is the genre focused on the aesthetic aspect of the naked human body. The term traces its origin to the Latin nudus (“naked, bare”) and is cognate with the French nudité (“nudity”). Read moreSelf-Portrait, Grimacing, 1910. Albertina, Vienna
- Egon Schiele, The Artist's Mother Sleeping, 1911. Albertina, Vienna
- Egon Schiele, PortraitA study is an exercise painting that helps the painter better understand the object he or she paints. It is simple and clear, like sample letters in a school student’s copybook. Rough and ready, not detailed, with every stroke being to the point, a study is a proven method of touching the world and making a catalogue of it. However, in art history, the status of the study is vague and open to interpretation. Despite its auxiliary role, a study is sometimes viewed as something far more significant than the finished piece. Then, within an impressive frame, it is placed on a museum wall.of Friederike Maria Beer, 1914. Private collection, Vienna
So, when does a study remain a mere drill, and when can we call it an artwork in its own right, full of life and having artistic value? Read more
- Egon Schiele, Female Model in Bright Red Jacket and Pants, 1914. Albertina, Vienna
The exhibition is organized magnificently — drawings and gouaches are accompanied by photographs of the artist and his relatives in different periods of his life.
Left: Egon Schiele as photographed by Anton Josef Trčka
This photograph captured Egon Schiele and Wally Neuzil. She was a model of Klimt ("and, his mistress, apparently," as often added). Schiele reverenced the master. When young Egon asked his teacher if he had a talent, Klimt had looked through his drawings silently, and then answered, "Much, too much!" Klimt acquainted Schiele with the customers and bought his drawings himself. He also introduced models to Egon.
Wiener Werkstätte, print design: "Osterglocken" (Easter Bells) 1910/12. Albertina, Vienna.
- Egon Schiele, Seated FemaleThe nude is the genre focused on the aesthetic aspect of the naked human body. The term traces its origin to the Latin nudus (“naked, bare”) and is cognate with the French nudité (“nudity”). Read more, Elbows Resting on Right Knee, 1914. Albertina, Vienna
- Egon Schiele, Old Houses in Krumau, 1917. Albertina, Vienna