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Egon Schiele. The Paintings. 40th Ed.

Copertina rigida15.6 x 21.7 cm1.11 kg512 pagine25
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With his revolutionary and liberated view of the naked body and sexuality, Egon Schiele emphatically wrote himself into the history of art at the beginning of the last century. Even today, the women and self-portraits painted by the enfant terrible of the Viennese modern age still have an exciting and bold effect. They were all created during the last decade of his short life.
Egon Schiele. The Paintings. 40th Ed.

Egon Schiele. The Paintings. 40th Ed.


Twisted Brilliance

Obsessive, radical, disturbing: Egon Schiele

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, extreme 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, sexuality 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 then misunderstood oeuvre continues to fetch exorbitant prices on the international art market.

This monograph, first published in an XL edition, is now available in a slightly abridged, more compact edition to celebrate TASCHEN’s 40th anniversary and features the paintings and drawings that retrace the fertile last decade of Schiele’s life. These works are accompanied by essays introducing his life and oeuvre, situating the Austrian master in the context of European Expressionism and charting his extraordinary legacy.

Tobias G. Natter è celebre a livello internazionale come esperto di arte viennese al volgere del secolo. Ha lavorato per molti anni presso la Österreichische Galerie Belvedere di Vienna, ultimamente come capo curatore. È stato anche curatore ospite presso la Tate Liverpool, la Neue Galerie New York, la Hamburger Kunsthalle, la Schirn di Francoforte e il Jüdisches Museum di Vienna. Ha diretto dal 2006 al 2011 il Vorarlberg Museum di Bregenz e dal 2011 al 2013 il Leopold Museum di Vienna. Nel 2014 ha fondato Natter Fine Arts, società specializzata nella valutazione di opere d’arte e nella concezione e organizzazione di esposizioni. Tra le sue numerose pubblicazioni citiamo Gustav Klimt. Tutti i dipinti, Art for All. The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900 e Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909–1918.

Egon Schiele. The Paintings. 40th Ed.
Copertina rigida15.6 x 21.7 cm1.11 kg512 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-8122-6

Edizione: Tedesco

ISBN 978-3-8365-8123-3

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