The catalogue of the Egon Schiele exhibition concentrates on themes of the body and portraits, through drawings and watercolours, showcasing Schiele's incredible expressive force.
Egon Schiele explores the paramountcy of the line through concepts such as the ornamental line, the fragmented lines of humanity during the war years, the existential line of Expressionism, and the reconstructed line at the dawn of the First World War. Schiele relentlessly sought to formulate concrete concepts of his exploration of the figurative. The distortions, exaggerated poses, and anatomically incorrect representations of the body can be seen as a logical continuation of his artistic commitment, which was defined by breaks, shifts, and permutations.
The catalogue comprises drawings, gouaches and paintings which have rarely or never been seen in public before.