|Egon Schiele, Standing Nude with Stockings, 1914|
Schiele's forensic and unflinching drawings of male and female bodies executed in a fluent yet seemingly neurotic line and touched, or washed, with sickly colour can still shock a century after they were made. As Laura Cumming observes: they are beautiful and horrifying in equal measure. Shocking, too, is the realisation that no works by Schiele are to be found in British public collections - which makes this exhibition all the more exciting.
Read reviews by Alastair Sooke, Waldemar Januszczak, Jackie Wullschlager, Jonathan Jones, and Laura Cumming (at the end of her piece on Moroni).
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|Egon Schiele, Nude Self-Portrait, 1910|
|Egon Schiele, Seated Female Nude with Raised Right Arm, 1910|
|Egon Schiele, Squatting Female Nude, 1910|
|Egon Schiele, Two Girls Embracing, 1915|
|Egon Schiele, Male Lower Torso, 1910|
|Egon Schiele, Kneeling Nude with Raised Hands (Self-Portrait), 1910|
|Egon Schiele, Woman with Black Stockings, 1913|