Egon Schiele (1890-1918) lived in Vienna at the height of its artistic maturity over the turn of the century, with a short life of just 28 years.
Schiele was the youngest student to enter an art school in Vienna, but unsatisfied with its conservative learning style, he left to start a new art organization with his young colleagues. However, his life was full of vicissitudes, as he was arrested for his creative activities, which were out of line with the norms of the time. The solitary artist, with a naïve sensitivity and deep insight into himself, vividly depicted the inner life and sexuality of human beings, sometimes to the point of violence. The expressive lines, unstable forms, and intense colors overlap with the artist's struggle to question who he is.
This exhibition focuses on works from the collection of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, known for its world-class collection of Egon Schiele's works. Through more than 40 oil paintings and drawings, the exhibit looks back on the artist's life and work. In addition, approximately 120 works by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl, and other contemporaries will also be presented.
This is a large-scale exhibition of art from the period of ‘Wiener Moderne’ surrounding the world of genius Egon Schiele.
■Period: Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, April 9 (2023)
■Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum