Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
The career of Egon Schiele was a short but prolific one. Before succumbing to Spanish Flu in 1918, aged just 28, he had produced a considerable body of work, including many female nudes and self-portraits. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was considered something of a deviant by formal Viennese society, but was enjoying a sustained period of sucess at the time of his death.
Schiele's distorted and sometimes grotesque interpretations of the human form have been a major influence on fashion illustrators and figurative artists such as Jo Brocklehurst, Howard Tangye and Antonio Lopez.
Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude runs until 18 January 2015 at The Courtauld Gallery, London. For more info and tickets, click HERE.