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ISBN 9783836504423 New Holland Publishers 2017 hardcover 96

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With his graphic style, figural distortion, and defiance of conventional standards of beauty, Egon Schiele (1890�’1918) was a pioneer of Austrian Expressionism and one of the most startling portrait painters of the 20th century. Mentored by Gustav Klimt, Schiele dabbled in a glittering Art Nouveau style before developing his own much more gritty and confrontational aesthetic of sharp lines,lurid shades, and mannered, elongated figures. His prolific portraits and self portraits stunned the Viennese establishment with an unprecedented psychological and sexual intensity, favoring erotic, exposing, or unsettling poses in which he or his sitters cower on the floor, languish with legs akimbo, glower at the viewer, and thrust their genitalia into the foreground. His models are at times skeletal and sickly, at others strong and sensual. Many contemporaries found Schiele’s work to be not only ugly but morally objectionable, and in 1912, the artist was briefly imprisoned for obscenity. Today,

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Weight 576 g
Dimensions 15 × 215 × 265 mm