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|Thursday, October 23rd, 2008|
i love egon schiele! i am infatuated with his work. i love the girl with the black hair he's used in several drawings. she has somewhat of a long thin face with big round eyes. shes very thin and it appears that she is wearing boots or stockings up to her knees. i cant get enough.
|Thursday, June 22nd, 2006|
A painting by Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, missing for more than 60 years after it was stolen by the Nazis in 1938, has fetched £11.7m at auction.
The 1914 masterpiece Wilted Sunflowers (Autumn Sun II), which pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers, was sold at Christie's auction house in London.
The painting surfaced last year when an anonymous collector asked Christie's for a valuation.
It was returned to the family of its original owner, who sold it on Tuesday.
The painting, which fetched nearly twice its pre-sale estimate, was part of sale of impressionist and modernist art that included more than a dozen Picassos and works by Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne.
For decades it was feared that Wilted Sunflowers had been destroyed during World War II.
The painting was last exhibited in Paris in 1937, when it was owned by Austrian art dealer Karl Grunwald.
Mr Grunwald fled Vienna for Paris in 1938, but Wilted Sunflowers was among 50 paintings confiscated by the Nazis in Strasbourg. It disappeared after being sold at auction in 1942.
The watercolour and oil work is said to depict Schiele's sombre mood on the eve of World War I.
The London art market is currently experiencing a boom in sales, as a result of new buyers from Russia and the Middle East.
A sale at auction house Sotheby's, also of impressionist and modern art, fetched a total of £88.7m on Tuesday - believed to be a record for a single auction in London.
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|Monday, October 24th, 2005|
i just joined and was wondering if anyone could clear up the following incontistencies i've found whilst studying the life of egon schiele.
first of all, i've observed differences of reporting on the time that schiele served before his trial in neulengbach. while most sources report that he served 21 days in prison, i've seen it claimed that he served 24 in one or two books.
secondly, this concerns erwin dominik osen. i've seen his year of death listed as 1960, 1966 and 1970. does anyone have any solid info as to the exact date of his demise? and what exactly of? most sources seem to list it as 1960, but this seems to be up to dispute. i also seem to have an impossible time finding his own artwork aside from an image of one of his earlier schiele-esque paintings in a huge comprehensive volume of shiele's sketches that i found. i know he had an art career himself, but i can't seem to find anything at all aside from the aforementioned. also, info on his mistress moa seems to be scarce.... does anyone have any idea of what later happened to her? when she died?
|Monday, September 12th, 2005|
Upcoming Egon Schiele Exhibition in NYC
More than 150 paintings and drawings by the great and perennially popular Viennese expressionist drawn from the collections of Neue Galerie founders Ronald Lauder and Serge Sabarsky will occupy all exhibition spaces. Neue Galerie, New York City. October 21, 2005-February 20, 2006. 212-628-6200. www.neuegalerie.org Current Mood: excited
|Sunday, September 11th, 2005|
i am(obviously) new here.
big fan of schiele.
I'm wondering which books about him are your favourites? Has anyone seen the one by Erwin Mitsch (published by phaidon) or know if it any good in terms of lots of colour reproductions? i have one made by phaidon about J.W.Waterhouse and the reproductions are very good and plentiful.
Also, i was just browsing ebay for books and came across this
supposedly a drawing by Egon Schiele (though why you'd sell a Schiele on ebay(or at ALL) i don't know.)
|Monday, June 20th, 2005|
Anyone hear or seen anything about this film?
Im super excited...
|Wednesday, June 15th, 2005|
I just joined this community and thought an introduction and a little bit about my interests in Schiele might be in order.
I am a cultural anthropologist who does fieldwork in Central Europe. I had been interested in fin-de-siecle art generally and Schiele specifically for several years. While living in the Czech Republic, I seemed to find myself where Schiele had been, accidentally in each case, and the synchronicity of it all suggested to me that further exploration was called for. I became fascinated with Wally Neuzil and her relationship with Schiele and Klimt after I was on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. I was reading Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, which is the auto-biography of a young English woman who became a Red Cross nurse during WWI. While discussing it with a Croatian colleague we got to talking about Wally, and he pointed out that she had become a Red Cross nurse and died of scarlet fever in Dalmatia in 1917, not far from where we were sitting at the time. I was not able to locate her grave or even confirm the exact location of her Red Cross work (I read Czech but my German is iffy and my Hungarian and Serbo-Croat non-existent). This has not stopped me from working on and off for the last couple of years on an experimental novel about Schiele and Wally.
So that’s how I have landed here, I look forward to all sorts of interesting discussion.
|Monday, June 13th, 2005|
|Tuesday, May 24th, 2005|
In about a week and half I'll be back in Vienna (I'm here now, but going to Croatia for a few days) and I'm planning on going to the Leopold Museum, which has a huge collection of works by Schiele. I'll also be going to the Upper Belvedere (which I fear I've spelled wrong), which has at least a few works by Schiele. If you are interested, please write about your favorite work by Schiele (make sure to include the name) and I'll go look at it (if it's at either location), then write about my impressions. I won't promise eloquence or new insights, I'm no art critic or historian, but I'll do my best to find the work and then put down my thoughts. What do you think? Current Mood: thoughtful
|Thursday, February 17th, 2005|
Hello, I am new member. I'm a sixteen year old girl and I became obssessed by Schiele and his life a few years ago, in Vienna. I go there a lot now (as I learnt German, and am semi-fluent) and every time I have to visit the Museums, especially the Albertina, to see the paintings again.
Anyway, I am just posting to say that if you're interested, there is a novel about Schiele, based on his life, called 'Arrogance' by Joanna Scott. I read it & became even more entranced by him. Now I'm writing things myself, and the main character is based on Schiele.
|Thursday, January 20th, 2005|
|Thursday, December 9th, 2004|
My name is Ruth, I just turned 18. I decided I liked Egon Schiele four years ago when my parents came home from a holiday in Austria full of zeal for, and with loads of postcards of, his work. I just discovered a new picture of his that I like, so I found this community - I thought I'd share it with you.
( Reclining girl with yellow and black striped stockings.Collapse )
Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, August 27th, 2004|
I'm going to be going to the Neue Galerie in New York next weekend. Has anyone been? I know they have some work by Schiele and Klimpt, but does anyone have any idea how much? Will I get there to discover there is only one Schiele drawing?
I'm going to be in New York either way, but it'd be nice not to be too disappointed. I was in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, and discovered there was a museum called the "Egon Schiele Art Centre". This was hunky dory until I paid to get in and discovered that most of the permanent collection was in storage because they were hosting a huge travelling exhibition of Salvador Dali prints. I was *incredibly* disappointed. I'm not a huge Dali fan, and how often will I get to Cesky Krumlov?
Since there's not much activity around here of late...
Porträt des MaxOppenheimer, 1910
|Monday, August 2nd, 2004|
|Thursday, July 8th, 2004|
towards the end of the show
the seinfeld show about kramer getting a meat slicer:
elaine is on the phone calling a locksmith and behind her on her wall are a couple schiele watercolors framed.
one is SEATED WOMAN WITH BENT KNEE 1917
weird. interesting and neat though...
just thought id share. Current Mood: curious