The centenary of the death of Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918) Leopold Museum in Vienna has the world's largest collection of works by the artist, organized special screening a unique combination of paintings, works on paper and archival materials. The exhibition touches on the most important themes in the artist's work.
First, it is his ambitious break with tradition and evolution as an expressive painter. This is followed by the main motives of creativity, including the ambivalent figure of the mother and the taboo image of girls and boys, subjects like spirituality and metamorphosis, a mysterious house and landscapes, as well as intense and complex portrait images.
The focal point of the exhibition stems from the history of the collection of the Leopold Museum. In oil paintings and works on paper, the focus is on expressionist period, from 1910 to 1914. And the third part of the drawings are self-portraits, portraits, Nudes girls and women. In the picturesque canvases of the same affected all the themes mentioned above.
Along with treasures from the extensive Museum collection presents individual works by Schiele, coming from other meetings as "guests of honor".