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