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PECULIAR CASE OF EGON SCHIELE AND HIS LOVE FOR WOMEN

POSTED IN: '74 GAZETTE

Egon Schiele is not just known as the protégé of Gustav Klimt, he is also one of the greatest figurative painters of early 20th century. Aside from his large number of self-portraits, he has produced a serious number of paintings and drawings depicting women. Women were a preoccupying obsession with Schiele. Over half his works on paper were devoted to the subject and of these well over half were depicted nude or semi-nude.

Egon Schiele’s work is characterized by twisted body shapes. The most important collection of Schiele's work is the one in Leopold Museum, Vienna. Even today, most people think they are pornographic, while others disagree thinking that they are voyeuristic. One thing that we can all agree upon is his fascinating artistic talent for the intense. Here are some of our picks from Schiele. 

Two Women, 1915

Adele with Dog, 1917

Dreaming Woman, 1912

Edith Schiele, 1918

 

Reclining Woman With Green Stockings, 1914

Semi Nude in Black Stockings, 1918

Sitting Woman With Legs Drawn Up

Woman in Black Pinafore, 1911

Woman Removing Green Stockings, 1914

Woman With Blue Stockings, 1911

Reclining Woman With Raised Skirt, 1914

Egon Schiele in Orange Hat, 1910