Tag: Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele – 100 Years On

Posted by Published on October 12, 2018

The 31st of October 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the prolific Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, a fascinating artist famous for the scandals that surrounded him both personally and professionally. To commemorate a century since his passing, we have collated a few highlights from his impressive portfolio found in our archives, while recording some of the stories that surrounded them. Schiele…

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Nude artworks have been a popular subject throughout art history, yet most remained in their era’s realms of normalcy. Here are some of the painters that ventured to push the boundaries of what was considered appropriate or aesthetically pleasing for display, confronting themes of sexuality, idealistic body portrayals and femininity. Lucian Freud: Flesh and more flesh The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud painted truly intimate, revealing portraits that…

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Top 10 Art Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on December 20, 2017

Celebrate and commemorate some of the greatest artists in history with our list of the top art anniversaries you need to know in 2018. Visit our calendar for many more important cultural and historical dates 1. Gustav Klimt 100 years since death, 6 Feb 1918   2. Joan Miró 125 years since birth, 20 Apr 1893   3. Robert Rauschenberg 10 years since death, 12 May 2008   4. Ferdinand Hodler…

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100 years without Egon Schiele

Posted by Published on May 16, 2017

‘All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me’, claimed Egon Schiele, the centenary of whose death in 1918 is fast approaching. Others have criticised Schiele’s work as grotesque, disturbing and pornographic. An early exponent of the expressionist movement, Schiele’s style is characterised by distorted nudes and autobiographical themes, with such a prolific output of self-portraits as to rival Picasso. About the artist Egon…

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