Major Schiele exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery next autumn

Date Posted: 21/11/2013

Running from 23rd October to 18th January 2015, Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at the Courtauld Gallery based at Somerset House in London, will bring together a group of over 30 of the Austrian Expressionists’ nudes.

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an important artist of the early 20th century and a central figure of Austrian Expressionism.

Rising to prominence in Vienna alongside Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka in the turbulent years around World War One, Schiele produced some of the most radical and penetrating depictions of the human figure created in modern times.

Schiele’s work is rarely seen in the UK and this exhibition will be the first ever museum show in this country devoted entirely to the artist. It will explore in detail one of Schiele’s most vital and original subjects – his extraordinary drawings and watercolours of male and female nudes.

Throughout the exhibition will be a number of major self-portraits demonstrating how Schiele’s approach to the nude, and his art more generally, was linked to his sense of self and his on-going examination of his physical and psychological make-up.

School groups can take advantage of a reduced concessionary rate.

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Photo credit: Egon Schiele (1890-1918) Standing Nude with Orange Stockings, 1914 Black chalk and gouache, 48.5 x 32.1 cm Leopold Museum, Vienna.

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