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Schiele By Christopher Short

Schiele
by Christopher Short

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An introduction to the work of Egon Schiele.
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Schiele Summary


Schiele by Christopher Short

Egon Schiele was born in Vienna in 1890, growing up in the same milieu that nurtured the theories of Freud. Showing a precious talent as a child, he developed a distinctive personal style that matched his anguished obsession with sex, life and death. His nudes and self-portraits, with their unflinching honesty, are among the most intense and powerful portrayals of sexual feeling in Western art. Although he died young he produced a body of paintings, watercolours and drawings that rank him among the most original artists of the early twentieth century, and an important forerunner of the Expressionist movement.

In this book Christopher Short presents a biographical introduction and survey of Schiele's art, followed by detailed commentaries on a selection of 48 male and female nudes, self-portraits, portraits, landscapes and allegorical works representing a full cross-section of the artist's finest works in all media.

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Schiele Reviews


On the Colour Library Series

"Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers."-Independent

"Phaidon's excellent Colour Library series: [...] a good introduction to nearly 50 key artists and movements in art history."-Antiques Trade Gazette

"The Phaidon Colour Library Series provides an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history."-Art & Craft

About Christopher Short


Dr Christopher Short lectures on the history and theory of art in the School of Fine Art at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Additional information

GOR003546436
Schiele by Christopher Short
Christopher Short
Colour library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Phaidon Press Ltd
1997-07-01
128
0714833932
9780714833934
N/A
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