The Faces of Egon Schiele: Self Portraits (2024)

ISBN: 9783777441832
Artist(s): Egon Schiele
Author(s): Elizabeth Leoplod and Stefan Kutzenberger
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2024
Publisher: Hirmer
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in colour


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Many artists share the desire for involvement with the self and their own appearance. In the oeuvre of Egon Schiele, self-portraits occupy a central role. Over a period of many years Schiele recorded himself in various poses and styles. This publication focuses in detail on this crucial and yet often only marginally mentioned aspect of his art.

Egon Schiele’s contorted and eccentric figures are among the world’s iconic images. For many of these works he and his own body served as model. His interest often lay not in his own self, but more generally in the position of the individual in the changing modern world. As in experimental arrangements, Schiele poses in a variety of roles. In doing so he “uses” his face and wears it like a mask. The publication offers a comprehensive representation of this life theme of the artist genius.



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