Schiele

Schiele

by Wolfgang Georg Fischer

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Overview

"Hindering the artist is a crime," wrote Egon Schiele in 1912. At the time he was in prison for disseminating immoral drawings. Throughout his work the note of defiance, provocation, and rebellion was sounded. Schiele's favorite subjects were female nudes and self-portraits, and he worked at his art with furious commitment, though it was not until shortly before his early death that he began to win real recognition. Today, with Oskar Kokoschka, he is seen as the most important of the Austrian artists who came after Klimt. This study examines the life and work of Egon Schiele through all the major oil paintings and many of his erotic drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783822888810
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/1995
Series: Big Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.59(w) x 11.92(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Wolfgang Georg Fischer is an art historian, writer and art dealer. Ever since first exhibiting Egon Schiele in 1964, he has devoted his attention to classical Viennese Modernism, chiefly Schiele, Kokoschka, and Klimt, regularly showing their works at his London gallery, Fischer Fine Art, and contributing with numerous publications to the art-historical literature. Dr. Fischer also contributed to the catalogue raisonne of Schiele's work.

Table of Contents

Fighting Teachers and Society: A Brief Life6
A Bird's-Eye View of the World46
From Girl Child to Grande Dame68
The Image of Humanity: Allegory and Unmasking120
The Theatre of the Self146
Withered Flowers and Dead Cities: Autumn Landscapes of the Soul170
Egon Schiele--A Chronology190
The Major Exhibitions196
Bibliography198
Notes200

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