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Egon Schiele. L'œuvre complet 1909–1918


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A century after his death, Egon Schiele continues to stun with his contorted lines, distorted bodies, and eroticism. Derived from the best-selling XXL edition for which many works were newly photographed, this book presents the complete catalogue of Schiele paintings from 1909–18, the fertile last decade of his life, with nearly 600 illustrations, expert insights and Schiele’s personal writings.
Hardcover9.8 x 13.4 in.8.41 lb608 pages

“The definitive work on Schiele’s cosmos.”

Frankfurter Rundschau
“Schiele’s daringly explicit drawings are so immaculately reproduced that you could cut them out and frame them.”
The Times

“Schiele fans will love it.”

The Spectator
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From Rebellious to Revered

The Defining Decade: An Intimate Portrayal of Schiele's Artistic Legacy

After Egon Schiele (1890–1918) freed himself from the shadow of his mentor and role model Gustav Klimt, he had just ten years to inscribe his signature style into the annals of modernity before the Spanish flu claimed his life. Being a child prodigy quite aware of his own genius and a passionate provocateur, this didn’t prove to be too big a challenge.

His haggard, overstretched figures, drastic depiction of sexuality, and self-portraits in which he staged himself with emaciated facial expressions bordering between brilliance and madness had none of the decorative quality of Klimt’s hymns of love, eroticism, and yearning devotion. Instead, Schiele’s work spoke of a brutal honesty, one that would upset and irreversibly change Viennese society.

Although his works were later defamed as “degenerate” and for a time were almost forgotten altogether, they influenced generations of artists—from Günter Brus and Francis Bacon to Tracey Emin. Today, his formerly misunderstood oeuvre continues to fetch exorbitant prices on the international art market.

Derived from the best-selling XXL edition for which many works were newly photographed, this definitive book retraces the fertile last decade of Schiele’s life in nearly 600 illustrations. The 221 paintings and 146 drawings are accompanied by excerpts from Schiele’s countless writings and poems, as well as essays introducing his life and oeuvre, to situate the Austrian master in the context of European Expressionism and trace his extraordinary legacy.
The editor and author

Tobias G. Natter is an acknowledged expert on art in “Vienna around 1900.” For many years he was curator at the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, directed the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, and the Leopold Museum in Vienna. In 2014 he founded Natter Fine Arts, which specializes in assessing works of art and developing exhibition concepts. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings, and Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909–1918.

Egon Schiele. L'œuvre complet 1909–1918
Hardcover25 x 34 cm3.82 kg608 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8184-4

Edition: French
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2 Ratings


Marcel B.,March 22, 2023
Beautifull made book with excellent photograps. I am very happy with it.

Was für ein Feuerwerk an Gefühlen!

Georg,October 29, 2021
Schiele ist einer der ganz großen modernen Künstler. Keine Frage. Jedoch sein Oeuvre in einem Katalog so wunderschön zum Ausdruck zu bringen, ist auch große Kunst. Echt beeindruckend!