Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Schiele, Egon

Reclining Woman with Black Stockings
(also known as Adele Harms)
30 x 23 cm
Gouache and black crayon on paper
Private collection

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Austrian painter.
He was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century and is noted for its intensity.
He was regarded by many of his contemporaries as the predestined successor to Gustav Klimt, but died before he could fulfill his promise.
The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings.