- Author: Egon Schiele
- Museum: Private collection
- Year: 1914 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Self-portrait - Egon Schiele. 1914. Gouache on paper, black chalk. 46x30,5
Austrian expressionist Egona Schiele Throughout his work, the self-portrait remained an indispensable motive that always came to the fore. The artist created about a hundred of his own images. The painter is very closely watching himself, studying the object with manic perseverance. He loved to portray himself, his appearance and his poses. Schiele's self-portrait gestures are often deliberate and unnatural, and between the artist's personality and her image often there is a tense alienation, similar to opposition and rejection of mirror reflection.
This can be seen in this figure. The white background of the sheet is absolutely neutral. The master, working with a hard line and bright color, deprives his body of confidence and gives movements a sharp, nervous character. The shape of the figure is wrong and angular. A single bright, flashy orange tone enhances expression. Schiele as a portrait painter is not interested in external physical form and does not care at all about categories such as harmony and beauty. But the image depicted has an internal, deep resemblance to the model.
Other pictures of Egon Schiele
Pregnant woman and death
Portrait of Valerie Neutzel
Watch the video: Egon Schiele (October 2019).