A fair representation of the artist's evolution, starting with evidence of his great artistic talent in conventional portraits and ending with cartoonish expressions of unconscious forces with his subjects. His later art fulfilled the purpose of art: to shock. Walking the fuzzy line of pornography was sanctioned by the fashionable interest displayed by the narcissistic elite of 1900 Vienna in the "unconscious" and Sigmund Freud. Unlike portraits of revoltingly ugly naked fat old men favored by his contemporary, Julian Freud, Shiele's work escapes nausea with his fascinating innovative style of draftsmanship. Some of his fine landscapes are included.
As it gives you all the information you need, the colour of the pictures are good, after having seen a film about Schiele it will help me to remember different aspects about him. Very pleased with it and happy that I found it on Amazon com.Thank you.UKR
I have been collecting books on my favorite Artists by Taschen for a while now. I had this book in smaller soft cover and I wanted to get the hard cover for my coffee table collection. Well, it turns out that my sister who just bought a house was looking for some good hard cover books for her book shelf so poof! All my coffee table collection is gone. The good thing is that when I am visiting her, I can always enjoy it there. Meanwhile I have my soft cover and it is wonderful. All in this series are great books to collect.
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