THE LEOPOLD MU­SEUM, VI­ENNA, AUS­TRIA

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A cen­tury af­ter the death of Egon Schiele, a pro­tégé of Gus­tav Klimt, a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion ded­i­cated to his work is on at the Leopold Mu­seum un­til 4 Novem­ber, 2018. Egon Schiele. The Ju­bilee show presents a com­bi­na­tion of paint­ings, works on pa­per and archival ma­te­rial. Schiele made his mark through his de­par­ture from tra­di­tion, find­ing him­self as an ex­pres­sion­ist artist, break­ing taboos, spir­i­tu­al­ity and trans­for­ma­tion as well as through his spe­cial por­trait pre­sen­ta­tions. The oil paint­ings and draw­ings fo­cus on the ex­pres­sion­ist years (1910–1914). The works on pa­per are shown not in their en­tirety but in three “runs” for restora­tion rea­sons. Im­por­tant loaned items round out the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion. High­lights in­clude Self-Por­trait with Physalis, 1912 and Por­trait of Wally, 1912. This ex­hi­bi­tion is part of Vi­enna 2018: Beauty and the Abyss. Klimt.Schiele.Wag­ner.Moser – com­mem­o­rat­ing these four mod­ernists – all of whom died in 1918. leopold­mu­seum.org/en

Above: Egon Schiele, Self-Por­trait with Chi­nese Lantern Plant, 1912. Photo © Leopold Mu­seum, Vi­enna.

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