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Egon Schiele : Drawings and Watercolors (Hardcover) (Jane Kallir)

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Schiele's oils have often been reproduced and are well recognized. However, limited access to the fragile works on paper and dispersion among several collections have made for an unbalanced representation of his work as a draftsman.

This book assembles drawings and watercolors from public and private collections and reproduces work from every year of the artist's career, beginning with the juvenilia and early academic studies. The focus means that work that is rarely reproduced is represented extensively, providing a unique opportunity to study the rapid artistic development of Schiele over the course of his brief twelve-year career.

The book is organized chronologically and divided into year-by-year sections. Each section includes a text that discusses the major events in Schiele's life and the interrelation between the artist's drawing and developments in his oil painting. Features a previously unpublished Schiele watercolor and several works that have never been reproduced in color.
Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele produced a prolific body of work before his early death at the age of twenty-eight in the flu epidemic of 1918. Apart from a few hundred oil paintings, he created nearly 3,000 drawings and watercolours. Limited access to these fragile works and dispersion among several collections have made a comprehensive survey of the artist's work a rarity. This volume assembles this master draughtsman's works on paper, providing a unique opportunity to study his rapid artistic development over the course of a brief twelve years of activity. The author of Schiele's catalogue raisonne, Jane Kallir, introduces each year of the artist's output, discussing his step-by-step progression from child prodigy to master of the human form and expression.
Number of Pages: 493.0
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Jane Kallir
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2003
TCIN: 11821884
UPC: 9780500511169
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-2468

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