Known for a distinctive and daring style, Egon Schiele had a remarkable ability to reflect the animated energy of his models using quick marks and sharp minimal lines. Depicted tortured and emaciated or in a state of emotional and psychological flux, his figures exhibit remarkable technical virtuosity and distinctive vision.
Marking the centenary of the artist's death, a series of Egon Schiele exhibitions will be staged all across the world. Each of these museum and gallery shows addresses a different aspect of Schiele's practice, providing an insight into the complexity of his short-lived but prolific career.
We bring you eight museum and gallery events which celebrate the life and work of this remarkable Austrian 20th-century artist.
Featured image: Egon Schiele – Reclining woman with green shoes (Liegende Frau mit grünen Hausschuhen), 1917; Gouache, watercolor and black crayon on paper, 297 x 458 mm. Private Collector; Image courtesy: Private Collection.
Taking place at Neue Galerie, the exhibition Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary pays tribute to the groundbreaking achievements of Klimt and Schiele. These two masterful artists, whose works come to define the fertile creativity that marked the so-called “joyous apocalypse,” are key figures in the collection of this renowned New York gallery.
The exhibition Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary will be on view until September 3rd, 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - Die Umarmung, 1917. Oil on canvas, 100 x 170 cm. © Belvedere, Vienna, Neue Galerie New York
Juxtaposing Woodman's works to Schiele's, the exhibition explores the artists’ remarkable power to capture and suggest a movement to create dynamic, extraordinary compositions. In this way, the show highlights how earlier practices and ideas continue to influence contemporary art.
The exhibition Life in Motion: Egon Schiele / Francesca Woodman will be on view until September 23rd, 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele – Self Portrait in Crouching Position, 1913. Gouache and graphite on paper, 323 x 475 mm. Moderna Museet / Stockholm; Photo: Moderna Museet / Stockholm
The present exhibition at The Met Breuer brings together some fifty works from The Met's Scofield Thayer Collection.
This remarkable collection is best known for paintings by artists of the school of Paris, and a brilliant group of erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings, and prints by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso. While marking the centenary of the deaths by Klimt and Schiele, the exhibition provides a focused look at this important collection.
The exhibition Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection will be on view until October 3rd, 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - Standing Nude with Orange Drapery, 1914. Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 18 3/8 x 12 in (46.7 x 30.5 cm). Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982. Courtesy The Met Museum
In an exhibition titled Egon Schiele: The Jubilee Show, the Leopold Museum brings together a unique selection of paintings, works on paper and archival material, addressing the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.
The artist's breaking with traditions and his evolution as an expressive artist, his important motivic groups, spirituality and metamorphosis, his enigmatic houses and landscapes, as well as his complex portrait depictions - all come together in this comprehensive show.
The exhibition Egon Schiele: The Jubilee Show will be on view until November 4th, 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait), 1910 © Leopold Museum, Vienna
This Autumn, Galerie St. Etienne will present a solo exhibition of Schiele's works, coinciding with the online publication of Egon Schiele: The Complete Works by gallery co-director Jane Kallir, one of the world’s leading experts on the artist.
As the first artist's catalogue raisonné in digital form, it will be released on October 31st to mark the centenary of the artist's death.
The exhibition at Galerie St. Etienne will be on view from October 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - Self-Portrait, Bust, 1912. Watercolor and pencil. Promised Gift to the National Gallery of Art, in Memory of Otto Kallir. Courtesy Galerie St Etienne
In collaboration with the Albertina Museum in Vienna, The Royal Academy brings together rare and fragile drawings by Klimt and Schiele, providing an intimate insight into their artistic relationship and differing creative processes.
Showcasing a number of key drawings, the exhibition reveals mutual influences between these two friendly rivals. What connects them is the immedicasy of drawing, an ideal medium for exploring new ideas of modernity, subjectivity and the erotic.
The exhibition Klimt / Schiele: Drawings will be on view from November 4th, 2018 until February 3rd, 2019.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - Seated Female Nude, Elbows Resting on Right Knee (detail), 1914. Pencil, gouache on japan paper. 48 x 32 cm. The Albertina Museum, Vienna, courtesy Royal Academy
In their upcoming exhibition, Foundation Louis Vuitton explores the lives and works of artists from opposite ends of the 20th century - Egon Schiele and Jean-Michel Basquiat. These seemingly disparate artists are brought together by their destiny and their fortune, that of a short-lived body of work, the impact and permanency of which have few equals.
As the curator of the show, Suzanne Pagé remarked, these two intense bodies of work "dazzlingly and irreducibly translate a deep and deeply incarnated distress, by means of a particularly striking line."
The exhibition Egon Schiele, Jean-Michel Basquiat will be on view from October 3rd, 2018 until January 14th, 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - The caller, 1913. Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 48 x 31 cm. Copyright Callimanopulos Collection, Courtesy Fondation Louis Vuitton
As the last exhibition in our list that marks the occasion of the centenary of Schiele's death, Egon Schiele: Pathways to a Collection at Belvedere Vienna showcases its collection of artist's paintings, including Eduard Kosmack, Façade of a House, Death and Maiden, Embrace, and Four Trees.
Focusing on the collection's history, the curator Kerstin Jesse will address the works’ acquisition, their subject matter, and the people they portray.
The exhibition Egon Schiele: Pathways to a Collection will be on view from October 19th, 2018 until February 17th, 2018.
Featured image: Egon Schiele - Die Umarmung, 1917. Oil on canvas, 100 x 170 cm. © Belvedere, Vienna
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