Egon Schiele Landscapes

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Prestel, Apr 1, 2010 - Art - 206 pages
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Now available in an attractive flexi-cover format, this visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect of this famous painter's oeuvre. Best known for his depictions of the human form, Schiele was also interested in portraying the beauty and structure of the world he inhabited. In fact, Schiele's paintings of the countryside and his native Vienna comprise a large portion of his body of work. Nearly one hundred of the artist's landscapes are exquisitely reproduced in this handsome book and presented alongside photographs of the scenes he depicted, taken from the vantage point of the original works. This volume proves that Schiele s mastery extends beyond his radical renditions of the human figure and reveals themes that appear throughout his work. Schiele's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting.

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Rudolf Leopold was a student of medicine when he first began to collect paintings by Egon Schiele. From the mid-1950s to 2000 Leopold held numerous world-wide exhibitions of the artist. In 2001, the Leopold Museum opened its doors to the public.

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