Egon Schiele was a famous Austrian painter who followed in the footsteps of fellow Austrian Gustav Klimt who had gifted the world the likes of The Kiss and The Tree of Life. Sadly Egon Schiele died too young to take their work on much longer but the reputation of both artists remain very strong within the present day and for this reason we decided to create a website devoted to the work of this talented expressionist artist. There is a full gallery of the best Egon Schiele paintings and sketches within this website as well as detailed information on the short but colourful life of this creative and influential man.
A quick glance at the work of Egon Schiele makes it obvious that he is from the Expressionist art movement which was highly productive around the start of the 20th century and gave us some incredible painters who we still enjoy very much today. Expressionists also broke ground within the art world which helped other contemporary art movements to flourish later on in that century, so their importance goes beyond just their own paintings.
Egon Schiele was first and foremost an exceptionally skilled sketcher whose paintings benefited from his impressively solid foundations from pencil which allowed him to plan works perfectly and set out correct dimensions for portraits and other styles of paintings. Gustav Klimt is a similar example of someone who appreciated simple sketching and also holds a large number of works within his portfolio that were simple drawings done well and this can attract respect from those who prefer art done this way.
As a fellow Austrian and international success as an artist, it is unsurprising that Egon Schiele would have been so inspired by Gustav Klimt whilst their work bears similarities there is certainly a lot of creativity from Schiele alone that gives his career integrity and originality. It is twisted body shapes and expressive lines which became characteristics of his work and you will see from browsing the images within this website that there are also many other elements which are retained consistently across his career.
Yellow City painting by Egon Schiele
Yellow City is one of the most popular paintings from Egon Schiele and you can see that above in all it's glory. Yellow City covers a location close to the artist in Austria and captures the charming beauty of closely-knit European towns where houses vary in shape and size and are aligned in almost a random fashion, and always close together. The colours and their vividity as well as the subject matter is probably what makes this painting so popular, as landscapes that take in traditional buildings are normally highly regarded by the art public almost without concern for who the artist is.
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Boats Mirrored in the Water painting by Egon Schiele
Boats Mirrored in the Water shows off how Egon Schiele was not simply a skilled portrait sketcher as so many remember him. In fact, he was a far more rounded artist who painted some stylish landscape paintings that perhaps would have been added to if the artist had not died so young. Boats Mirrored in the Water is shown above and features a calming scenes of boats where the artist beautifully captures the rippling water and close array of boats. Local life by the sea is always captured well by such scenes and this has proven to be one of Schiele's most popular oil paintings.
Whilst there are occasional landscape and cityscape paintings offered within this gallery of Egon Schiele paintings, the general focus tends to be on his nude sketches which was possibly his main passion and it was also where he spent most of his time as an artist, always looking to capture different models, poses and experiment with his own techniques. You will find all of his most important drawings within this website further down the page which includes his wife on occasion and also nude models too.
Artist's Wife painting by Egon Schiele
Artist's Wife is a painting above which is very personal and shows how the artist would commonly use just a few colours within his sketching that enabled the focus to quickly be drawn to specific parts of each art work as he would have desired. Egon Schiele loved to create portraits and would normally hold an emotional bond with the models within them that probably helped him to create such impressive art that held a highly personal atmosphere.
For those already sold on the qualities and creative drive of Egon Schiele, it would be worth checking out the career of Gustav Klimt as well, if you haven't done so already. Their careers were intertwined considerably and it is highly likely that you will enjoy Klimt paintings as well. One advantage for Klimt was that he lived a full and complete life and for this reason was able to produce far more art works to enjoy, with a fine selection of elaborate oil paintings and endless portrait sketches of his prefered nude models.
The sketches of both painters bear considerable similarities and are good examples of the natural talent which both had. For Klimt's paintings, it is worth checking out Klimt Tree of Life as well as that is our personal favourite painting of all from his career and it continues an impressive stream of expressionist paintings to have come from this Austrian duo. Other notable works from Klimt included Mother and Child, Adele Bloch Bauer, The Kiss and Water Serpents.
Austrian art is now dominated by Schiele and Klimt with few others really gaining any sort of reputation that can compete with them. For this reason there are almost endless comparisons being drawn between the two, particularly likely because of their similarity as artists and the fact that they came about at similar times considering the years which have passed since European art began to develop after the Middle Ages. We are passionate about both of these Austrian artists and as such hope that you appreciate this website and decide to find out more on the paintings and sketches produced by them.
Seated Female Nude painting by Egon Schiele
Seated Female Nude
Mother and Daughter painting by Egon Schiele
Mother and Daughter
Kneeling Female in Orange Dress painting by Egon Schiele
Kneeling Female in Orange Dress
Four Trees painting by Egon Schiele
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Egon Schiele paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Standing Male Nude painting by Egon Schiele
Standing Male Nude
Nude with Green Stockings painting by Egon Schiele
Nude with Green Stockings
Edith Schiele painting by Egon Schiele
Woman Undressing painting by Egon Schiele
Crouching Nude painting by Egon Schiele
House with Drying Laundry painting by Egon Schiele
House with Drying Laundry
Umarmung painting by Egon Schiele
Gerti Schiele painting by Egon Schiele
Freundschaft painting by Egon Schiele
Sailboats In Wollenbewegten Water painting by Egon Schiele
Sailboats In Wollenbewegten Water
Girl with Blue-Black Hair and Hat painting by Egon Schiele
Girl with Blue-Black Hair and Hat
Sezessionsplakat painting by Egon Schiele
Woman Standing painting by Egon Schiele
Eremiten painting by Egon Schiele
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