Friday, 31 October 2014

Egon Schiele - The Courtauld Gallery

Egon Schiele, Standing Nude with Stockings, 1914
Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude is at the Courtauld Gallery until 18 January 2015.
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 JanuszczakJackie Wullschlager, Jonathan Jones, and Laura Cumming (at the end of her piece on Moroni).
Click on images to elarge.
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

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