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New Schiele uncovered

New Schiele uncovered

Never before seen paintings by Egon Schiele were discovered in Lower Austria. A 38-year-old man could not believe his eyes when, sorting through the attic, he found images and texts from the world-renowned painter Egon Schiele. The pieces, dated 1913 and 1914, were among the estate of his recently deceased father, an art dealer. The […]

Schiele’s home in Tulln

Artist Egon Schiele’s birthplace at the train station in Tulln was opened for the first time with a ceremony on 15 June. The icon of Viennese Modernism was born in the Lower Austrian town in 1890, the son of a railway station inspector. His first 11 years were spent in an apartment at the station, […]

Schiele sold for €9.2 million

Legendary Austrian artist Egon Schiele set a personal record at an auction on 5 Feb.at Sotheby’s London, when his work on paper, 1914’s Two Lovers (Self-Portrait with Wally) surpassed pre-auction estimates to sell for €9.2 million. Schiele’s previous record for a piece in this category was $11.353 million (approximately €7.71 million) at Sotheby’s New York […]

Anatomy of a Controversy: All The ‘Nude Men’

Anatomy of a Controversy: All The ‘Nude Men’

The recent furore over the Leopold Museum’s Nude Men exhibition posters earned some juicy headlines in the international media. “Viennese Gag on Big Streudels,” one blog proclaimed. “Penis Problem: A Vienna Museum Covers Up,” declared Deutsche Welle. “Nude Men Draw Women, Enraged Philistines to Vienna,” announced Bloomberg. BBC probed “The Shock of the (Male) Nude”, […]

Book Review: Egon Schiele

Decay, Doppelgängers and Death The turn of the last century was a dramatic time, transforming the West in almost every aspect and ultimately bringing about what became the Modern Age. European cities had grown over the 19th century, attracting large numbers of people who forsook rural areas for the jobs and opportunities, further broadening the […]

Book Review: The Pornographer of Vienna, by Lewis Crofts and Arrogance, by Joanna Scott

The Prodigy of Sin Books discussed in this article: The Pornographer of Vienna by Lewis Crofts Arrogance: A Novel by Joanna Scott   In 1907, according to several accounts, a young student from the Academy of Fine Arts came to see the master Gustav Klimt, founder of the Vienna Secession. “Do I have talent?” asked […]

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