Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
A superb draftsman and colourist, he produced images of startling emotional power.
Following the lead of his mentor, Gustav Klimt, Schiele created figurative works of uncanny intimacy and brought a new openness to the art of his time.
Schiele's premature death at the age of 28 has added a mythic quality to his artistic achievements. Egon Schiele: Portraits focuses on five groupings of the artist's work: family and academy, fellow artists, sitters and patrons, lovers and allegory.
In addition, it features a special section on a traumatic and pivotal period in Schiele's life: his arrest and imprisonment during the summer of 1912.
Documenting the artist's changing style, both pre- and post-imprisonment, the book features many key works that have been assembled for this exhibition from both American and European museums and private collections.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 260, 160 colour
- Publisher: Prestel
- Publication Date: 10/10/2014
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9783791354194
- Paperback from £36.25
- Hardback from £34.49