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Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele

By Alessandra Comini

Egon Schiele died at age twenty-eight. He was a meteor that flashed across the galaxy of Klimt, Kokoschka, Schoenberg, Loos, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Like many of his contemporaries, Schiele was disturbingly dualistic: his provocative exploration of erotica does not prepare the viewer for the tenderness revealed in lyrical landscapes and town scenes. In this, Dr. Comini's third book on Schiele, the "humanitarianism" of the unpeopled land- and townscapes is related to an obsession with pathos in the artist's melancholy allegories and existential portraits. A unique feature of this book is the twenty-three-page "Schiele Photograph Album" containing fifty photos of Schiele, his family, and his friends.

Softcover
31 pages
George Braziller, 1976
8 x 0.3 x 11 inches
ISBN 9780807608203

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