Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Schiele. pronounced: SHEE-luh.
Born: 12 June 1890 Tulln, Austria - Died: 31 October 1918 Vienna

I remember the first piece I ever saw of Egon's. I have a clear memory of being consumed by a simple contour drawing—a sketch that took only a few moments for him to complete. A natural stroke an artist battles to acquire, Egon delivers in every line.
(1890-06-12)He exaggerates but is also minimal in color, composition, subject and matter.
You can't help but think it's intentional yet the result seem inadvertent.
I'll let him speak for himself.One of my favorites. There are many impostors but no one is quite like the original, like Schiele.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for posting this. i had never heard of him, but his work is so beautiful and so amazing.