We went in to see our Klimt/Schiele exhibition, which I haven’t really had a chance to study. Klimt, so elegantly stylised, the President of the Secession:-
Schiele, the son of a stationmaster, with an early talent for drawing locomotives, enrols at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste and hates it. A beautiful ability to draw in outline:-
And with watercolour and gouache heightening:-
I like the comment that Schiele made about the extent to which he was influenced by Klimt: ‘I went through Klimt until March. Today I think I am entirely different’. Indeed.