Egon Schiele

New Horizons

Egon Schiele

The Egoist

  1. Jean-Louis Gaillemin
  • ISBN 9780500301210
  • 17.70 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 160pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2007
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Egon Schiele has a reputation as a bad boy of art.

Rejected by his family and hounded by a scandalized society for his interest in young girls, he laced his drawings and paintings with fierce expressions of sexuality and death.

This profusely illustrated book surveys Schiele’s extraordinary life, and delves into both the controversial sexual themes and neglected aspects of his art, notably his formal experiments and his later expressionist portraits and allegorical paintings – works that reveal much about the importance of his brief career, cut tragically short by his death at the age of only twenty-eight.