Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Egon Schiele

I have finally arrived back at home after a month and a half of traveling through Europe and attending film festivals with my short film, 'After.'

One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the Leopold Museum in Vienna and being introduced to the work of Egon Schiele. I wasn't familiar with him until stepping into the exhibit and I was blown away. The grotesque eroticism of his paintings and the intense fury and torment with which they seem to have been rendered had me gasping. Though his landscape paintings and nudes of women are beautiful, his disturbing self portraits and studies of nude males are what really struck a chord with me.

Check out some of his strong images below.

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