Egon Schiele at the Courtauld Gallery

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Egon Schiele at the Courtauld Gallery

Postby jasperjoffe » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:41 pm

Schiele. Always found him a bit teenage, perhaps because he died at 28. There's something there, especially before he got too stylised/manga. He really put the vagina front and centre, confronting the stuffy viewer who must pretend that he/she is not interested. His focus is clear, but the women he depicts bite/fight back with their swollen lips. Figures go off the paper. Ho hum, better than I thought at first.
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Re: Egon Schiele at the Courtauld Gallery

Postby CAP » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:12 am

Megadebt to Klimt as well. Klimt the older, more versatile. They even did portraits of the same Viennese hottie - Fredericke Maria Beer

I think they both died in the huge influenza pandemic of 1918... :cry:
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