Visiting Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria



On my first day in Vienna I went to the Museumsquartier, an area where all the modern museums are located. 

I decided to start with the Leopold Museum. It is showing Egon Schiele at the moment, an Austrian painter, which was perfect for me, cause I wanted to get a taste of Austrian art. Egon (1890 – 1918) was very popular in the early 20th century and is a good representation of early Expressionism. Gustav Klimt has given a good support to the young artist. Unfortunately I missed the show of Klimt, which ended just before I came to Vienna, however I saw some of his works from the permanent collection. I love Klimt!


Gustav Klimt “Death and Life” 1910/11, reworked in 1915


Egon Schiele died very young, he was just 28 years old, but he left a lot of amazing works for us to enjoy, study from or hate. Please enjoy my little portfolio that I put together bellow.



Egon Schiele, Self-portrait with Physalis, 1912


“Cardinal and Nun”, 1912

This painting was also entitled by Schiele – not without sarcasm – as “Tenderness”, is a paraphrase of Klimt’s painting “The Kiss”


“Houses byt the Sea”, 1914


“Crescent of Houses”, 1915

“Stein on the Danube II”, 1913
“Setting Sun”, 1913
“House Wall on the River”, 1915
“Reclining Woman”, 1917
“Nude Boy in Gray Shirt” (self portrait), 1910

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