Egon Schiele: The Complete Works

 
9780500092798: Egon Schiele: The Complete Works

A volume of Egon Schiele's work, including an illustrated biography and catalogue raisonne, encompassing 3275 works. This expanded edition features 205 extra catalogue raisonne entries, and includes a list of exhibitions, and details on provenance, signature styles and materials used by the artist.

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Schiele's work is not as well known as that of his contemporary, Gustav Klimt, but that will no longer be the case once this book and the major traveling exhibit it accompanies exert their moody influence. Schiele, the ultimate fin de si{Š}ecle artist, was born in 1890 to a father already suffering the fatal effects of syphilis. Haunted by the sexual source of his father's insanity and death, Schiele himself succumbed to influenza at 28, leaving behind a collection of arresting, sexually charged nudes, portraits, and landscapes. This volume is a superb introduction to Schiele: the text is succinct, and the plates are stunning. Schiele was a "consummate master of line," steeped in "ambivalence and ambiguity" and a searching sexuality. His nudes are, curiously, both vulnerable and defiant, while his self-portraits are startlingly dramatic and iconographic. When Schiele portrayed himself, he captured his intrinsic unconventionality and fascination with both the expressiveness of the body and the precariousness of life. We can't help but wonder how Schiele's work would have evolved had he lived longer; his last paintings exhibit a fresh naturalness and sense of calm. Donna Seaman

From Library Journal:

The work of Egon Schiele is not as well known as that of his older fellow Expressionist, Gustav Klimt. This catalog, along with the exhibition it accompanies( which travels to the National Gallery of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the San Diego Museum of Art), should help bring Schiele out of Klimt's shadow. Profusely illustrated with color plates as well as black-and-white photographs of lost works, the text by Kallir (author of the Schiele catalogue raisonne, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works , Abrams, 1990) provides useful commentary on the artist's tortured portrayal of the human figure. In addition to a biographical chronology of the artist and exhibition checklist, there is a fascinating essay by Schiele scholar Alessandra Comini describing her meetings in the 1960s with many of Schiele's portrait subjects. Highly recommended for art libraries and strong collections of 20th-century art.-- Martin R. Kalfatovic, Natl. Museum of American Art/Natl. Portrait Gallery Lib., Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D.C.
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Editore: Thames and Hudson, London (1998)
ISBN 10: 0500092796 ISBN 13: 9780500092798
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Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near fine condition. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very good+ condition (DJ). Expanded edition. 719 pages of text. Hardcover binding in almost new condition. The unclipped dustjacket is slightly shelfworn; protected in archival mylar. Includes over 3275 illustrations, including 94 plates in full color and 107 in duotone. This expanded edition contains 205 new entries and previously unavailable photographs that are not present in the 1990 edition. First printing of the expanded edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Codice libro della libreria 017782

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