Egon Schiele (1890-1918) Self-Portrait Standing, 1910, Gouache, watercolor and pencil with white highlighting, 55 x 36cm. “ At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.” - Egon Schiele
Schiele, Egon , Eduard Kosmack, 1910, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm Looking at this painting, describe Schiele’s style in terms of space, colour, figure, form, and line. What similarities can you see with Klimt? What differences? Portrait of Emilie Flöge. 1902.
Schiele, Egon , Pregnant Woman and Death, 1911, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm.
Self-Portrait as St. Sebastian (Poster for Arnot Gallery exhibition) 1914/15 Indian ink and opaque 67 x 50 cm What sort of message is Schiele trying to create here with this self-portrait as the martyr St. Sebastian? What makes you think this?
Self-Portraits Consider the way that Schiele has created a self-portrait. In what ways might you distinguish between the way Schiele has done a self-portraits compared to someone like Beckmann?
Paintings of Women Artist's wife, 1917 Female Nude, 1910 Female Nude, 1914 Freundschaft, 1913 Consider the way that Schiele has portrayed women. How does is seem different than the way he portrays himself? Why do you think so?
Though there are obvious similarities to Klimt in this work, in what ways is this work quite different stylistically? Frederike Beer
Schiele, Egon Seated Couple (Egon and Edith Schiele) 1915 Gouache and pencil on paper 52 x 41cm
Schiele, Egon , Death and the Maiden, 1915/16 Oil on canvas, 150 x 180 cm
Schiele, Egon , Embrace (Lovers II),1917 Oil on canvas, 100 x 170cm
Four Trees Little Tree In what ways do Schiele’s landcapes imbue the same sort of stylistic features as his figurative art works? Consider the quote that we started with.
With this last art works and all that you have seen of Schiele’s, in what ways does it seem that he fits into the Expressionist movement that we have been studying?