A century after the death of Egon Schiele, a protégé of Gustav Klimt, a special exhibition dedicated to his work is on at the Leopold Museum until 4 November, 2018.
Egon Schiele. The Jubilee show presents a combination of paintings, works on paper and archival material. Schiele made his mark through his departure from tradition, finding himself as an expressionist artist, breaking taboos, spirituality and transformation as well as through his special portrait presentations.
The oil paintings and drawings focus on the expressionist years (1910–1914). The works on paper are shown not in their entirety but in three “runs” for restoration reasons. Important loaned items round out the museum’s collection.
Highlights include Self-Portrait with Physalis, 1912 and Portrait of Wally, 1912. This exhibition is part of Vienna 2018: Beauty and the Abyss. Klimt.Schiele.Wagner.Moser – commemorating these four modernists – all of whom died in 1918.