*above: variety of Self-Portraits by the artist*
Egon Schiele is one of the most celebrated painter during the Expressionist era. He was famous for his sexual representations of human bodies, twisted figures and self-portraits. The harsh color palette evokes a deep emotional tale of his tragic deterioration, anger and self-destruction. It was all about controversy and propaganda illustrated in a delicate and sophisticated manner. One thing you may notice is his unique elongated figures often depicted subsequently elegant and fragile. His main influence was the painter Gustav Klimt, which you can see throughout his work. Stunning!