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!

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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.

 

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Egon Schiele, Self-portrait with Physalis, 1912

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“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”

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“Houses byt the Sea”, 1914

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“Crescent of Houses”, 1915

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