The Easel

How Egon Schiele Went From Radical Punk to Respected Artist

Schiele subscribed, it seems, to the view that all art is erotic. In a short career the majority of his thousands of works were nudes. Then again he was a spendthrift, living from hand to mouth and erotica sold well. By portraying subjects without contextual background he highlighted his greatest gift – line. “It defines the work conveying both form and emotional energy at a level that has not been surpassed.”