Royal Academy, Lon­don Show­ing un­til: 3 Fe­bru­ary 2019

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUND UP -

This year marks the cen­te­nary of the deaths of two of the most cel­e­brated and pi­o­neer­ing fig­ures of early twen­ti­eth­cen­tury art: Gus­tav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918). Klimt / Schiele: Draw­ings from the Al­bertina

Mu­seum, Vi­enna, will be the first ex­hi­bi­tion in the UK to fo­cus on the fun­da­men­tal im­por­tance of draw­ing for both artists, from the ori­gins of their aca­demic train­ing to their un­con­ven­tional ex­plo­rations of the hu­man fig­ure ex­pressed through line. For Klimt and Schiele, two of Aus­tria’s most fa­mous artists, draw­ing emerged as a highly ex­pres­sive prac­tice that was ide­ally suited to new ideas of moder­nity, sub­jec­tiv­ity and the erotic.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will com­prise around 100 unique works on pa­per by Klimt and Schiele, in­clud­ing stud­ies for al­le­gor­i­cal paint­ings, por­traits and self­por­traits, land­scapes, erotic nudes and a sketch­book. These rarely loaned works are drawn from the ex­cep­tional hold­ings of the Al­bertina’s world-renowned col­lec­tion, and, fol­low­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Royal Academy and due to their sen­si­tiv­ity to light, they will not be dis­played again for many years to come.

Egon Schiele, Cel­list, 1910

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