Friday, November 10, 2006

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was born in Tulln Austria, fist studied art classiclly but was bored by the conservatism. In 1907 he met Gustav Klimt who inspired him and greatly influened his art. His work is relatively unknown and was diregarded by critcis, as being pornographic or to erotic. It wan't untill the year of his death that the merit of his work became relized. When his solo show in Paris met univrsal acclaim. His highly expressive figure drawings and paintings might be what he is most well known for today, but his range is evident in his collection of landscapes, and posters advertising art shows.
His character was questionable being accused of indecent relationships with his models, and they thought his art was to erotic and therfore corrupting the youth, although his character should not be considered into the merit of his artistic talent.


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