Erotica // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
It is funny to include these groundbreaking works in an Erotica section, yet looking at it another way, these works pratcially invented the term. From The Courtauld: Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) is one of the most important artists of the early 20th century and a central figure of Austrian Expressionism. This exhibition brings together an outstanding group of the artist’s nudes to chart his ground-breaking approach during his short but urgent career. Schiele’s technical virtuosity, highly original vision and unflinching depictions of the naked figure distinguish these works as being among his most significant contributions to the development of modern art.
Erotica // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Egon Schiele is one of Austria’s best-known artists, beloved amongst art historians and students alike for his provocative content and brutally expressive style. As a favorite protégé of Gustav Klimt, it was thought that Schiele would go on to be his successor were it not for Schiele’s untimely death at the age of 28...
Erotica // Monday, May 05, 2014
Austrian born painter Egon Schiele (1890) was quite clearly a protégé of Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Schiele was a major proponent of the Expressionist Movement of the early 20th century...
Erotica // Monday, July 08, 2013
Whether bright and bushy-tailed or still a little hazy from the 4th of July weekend festivities, join us this fine Monday morning as we ogle over some of the bizarrely lovely nude art of Egon Schiele. Despite such a stark palette and twisting, contorted movements, Schiele's erotic sketches nevertheless convey the inherent beauty of the female body in all its shapes and forms, his unique illustrative style lending a deliciously modern edge to these early twentieth-century pieces.
Erotica // Monday, May 14, 2012
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. His 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.
Erotica // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Flashback to 1912, when these contorted, angular bodies in Egon Schiele's paintings were considered "pornography" and a cause for house arrest. They were literally burned in the courtroom in front of the artist. Flash forward to 2011, and the vulnerable twistings of flesh are still just as enticing and sensuous today.