Τρίτη, 16 Αυγούστου 2011

Egon Schiele

Pregnant Woman And Death (1911)

Egon Schiele (1890–1918) was an Austrian painter. 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, although still strongly associated with the art nouveau movement. His nude paintings and his relations with young girls as models led him to persecution and imprisonment, but later the charges of seduction and abduction were dropped, but not the charges for creating "pornographic material" accessible to children. When he get married, he wanted to keep his relation with the young model, but she left him immediately and never saw him again. Under this circumstance he painted the Death and the Maiden (1915). He died in 1918, 28 years old from spanish flu pandemic, three days after his pregnant wife. His paintings Pregnant Woman and Death and Dead Mother, of 1911 and 1910 respectively, tragically seem to forsee their premature death.

Dead Mother (1910)


Death and the Maiden (1915)


Dead Girl (1910)


Death and Man (1911)

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