Vienna Feature: Egon Schiele

Erotica // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Egon Schiele is one of Austria’s best-known artists, beloved amongst art historians and students alike for his provocative content and brutally expressive style. As a favorite protégé of Gustav Klimt, it was thought that Schiele would go on to be his successor were it not for Schiele’s untimely death at the age of 28...

Egon Schiele's Twisted Figures

Erotica // Monday, May 05, 2014
Austrian born painter Egon Schiele (1890) was quite clearly a protégé of Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Schiele was a major proponent of the Expressionist Movement of the early 20th century...  

Good Morning, Egon

Erotica // Monday, July 08, 2013
Whether bright and bushy-tailed or still a little hazy from the 4th of July weekend festivities, join us this fine Monday morning as we ogle over some of the bizarrely lovely nude art of Egon Schiele. Despite such a stark palette and twisting, contorted movements, Schiele's erotic sketches nevertheless convey the inherent beauty of the female body in all its shapes and forms, his unique illustrative style lending a deliciously modern edge to these early twentieth-century pieces.

Egon Schiele's self-portrait 1912

Erotica // Monday, May 14, 2012
Egon Schiele, (June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity, and the many self-portraits the artist produced. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism.

Egon Schiele's Erotic Art, Part 2

Erotica // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Flashback to 1912, when these contorted, angular bodies in Egon Schiele's paintings were considered "pornography" and a cause for house arrest. They were literally burned in the courtroom in front of the artist. Flash forward to 2011, and the vulnerable twistings of flesh are still just as enticing and sensuous today.

Egon Schiele

Erotica // Friday, August 12, 2011
Egon Schiele, June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918, was an Austrian painter, a protege of Gustav Klimt, and a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.  


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