Egon Schiele

While in college and digging through the wonderful art library (remember libraries?!) at the Herron School of Art, I stumbled upon Egon Schiele and his wonderful work. I was enthralled by the line work and the emotion that seemed to pour out of the paintings and drawings. Some of his works are a bit dark and a bit disturbing at times, but the way he uses the materials is amazing. His figures often appear nude and in awkward poses.

School was German and a protege of Gustav Klimt. When the Spanish Flu pandemic swept through Europe, it claimed him and his pregnant wife. The drawing on the bottom right corner is his last piece of work and it’s of his wife as she is dying.

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