Force & Fragility
Egon Schiele 1890-1918
“Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal”
Egon Schiele is one of my favorite artists and during the opening night at the marvelous Neue Galerie in New York you could walk over the heads. Just before coming back to Paris, I was privileged to have a private showing with my friend Beth and her husband. We wandered around the empty rooms and spent as much time as we wanted in front of every work…
For you, New Yorkers, the show is on until January 19, so hurry up!
His unsparing self-portraits are especially compelling and in his drawings, with a few strong swift lines, he conjures up a posture, an emotion, an expression…I am obsessed with the way he draws hands…look at his self portrait and photograph…
“I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?”
Egon Schiele died at the age of 28.