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.


2 thoughts on “Klimt/Schiele

  1. Robert Perkins says:

    Hello, Charles,
    It’s interesting, too, that Schiele was introducing
    a whole new world to art as John Singer Sargent
    was documenting the old…!

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