Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909-1918: The Complete Paintings, 1909-1918 Xxl

July 24, 2017|
Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909-1918: The Complete Paintings, 1909-1918 Xxl by Tobias G. Natter
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After Egon Schiele (1890-1918) freed himself from the shadow of his mentor and role model Gustav Klimt, he had just ten years to inscribe his signature style into the annals of modernity before the Spanish flu claimed his life. Being a child prodigy quite aware of his own genius and a passionate provocateur, this didn''t prove to be too big a challenge.

His haggard, overstretched figures, drastic depiction of sexuality, and self-portraits in which he staged himself with emaciated facial expressions bordering between brilliance and madness, had none of the decorative quality of Klimt''s hymns of love, sexuality, and yearning devotion. Instead, Schiele''s work spoke of a brutal honesty, one that would upset and irreversibly change Viennese society.

Although his works were later defamed as "degenerate" and for a time were almost forgotten altogether, they influenced generations of artists - from Günter Brus and Francis Bacon to Tracey Emin. Today, his then-misunderstood oeuvre continues to fetch exorbitant prices on the international art market.

Presented in a voluminous format that captures all of the intensity and emotional truth of his work, Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909-1918 features 221 paintings and 146 drawings that retrace the fertile last decade of Schiele''s life. With many pieces newly photographed for this edition, these works are paired with excerpts from his countless writings and poems, as well as essays introducing his life and oeuvre, to situate the Austrian master in the context of European Expressionism and trace his extraordinary legacy.

Tobias G. Natter is an internationally acknowledged expert on art in "Vienna around 1900." For many years he worked at the Austrian Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, latterly as head curator. He also worked as guest curator at the Tate Liverpool, the Neue Galerie New York, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Schirn in Frankfurt am Main,...
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Title:Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909-1918: The Complete Paintings, 1909-1918 Xxl
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:608 pages, 15.55 X 11.42 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 15.55 X 11.42 X 0.98 in
Published:July 24, 2017
Publisher:Taschen
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783836546126

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