9 facts that will change your impression of the artist Egon Schiele
Well-known for his provocative paintings and suffering self-portraits, Egon Schiele is still a very controversial figure in the history of art because of his almost pornographic drawings. For your attention are several facts about this man and the artist.
Art Nouveau ("new art" from French) is a style of art and philosophy, which arose in the second half of the 19th century and had been reigning till the beginning of World War I. Its distinctive features include decorativeness, free lines and round shapes, their plasticity and flow. Art Nouveau abounds in opulent ornaments and decorations; it is focused on plants and natural motifs; and the…
Still too racy! Advertisements by Egon Schiele censored.
A series of advertisements showing Schiele’s graphically contorted bodies (with explicitly rendered private parts) didn’t make it past the critical eyes of those selling advertising space in Britain and Germany. The artworks had to be covered up. According to a Vienna Tourist Board spokeswoman, Helena Hartlauer, Transport for London rejected the original images, citing trepidation about…
Unique exhibits highlight Vienna's display of graphics by Egon Schiele
To set the tone for the upcoming year that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Egon Schiele’s death, the Viennese Albertina displays an exhibition of graphics by the artist , on show until 18 June, 2017. It comprises that attracts many viewers. Here is the photo review and impressions of the exhibition featuring some 160 gouaches, drawings and other exhibits.