Essential Egon.

There’s a great, organic simplicity here…autumn is profoundly represented in the solitude of the tree, and in the solemnity of the gray sky.  They play well off of one another.  Quintessential Schiele, this one.  Thanks for taking a look…Enjoy! 
Small Tree in Late Autumn, 1911.

Essential Egon is a weekly post dedicated to celebrating the work of a fearless artist who was capable of translating the colors of the human soul.  Check him out. 

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12 comments

  1. gypsy11

    He was definitely fearless. If I had painted a tree like this, I would NOT feel confident that it was complete or worthy. I like how he colored and textured the mound of dirt though. But that tree is the work of fearlessness! I enjoy seeing his work though and his varied style. Thanks Gary.

    • wyco

      Thanks for checking it out! From his nudes to his landscapes, he painted in way that went against the grain and established his own style.

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    I think I am beginning to gravitate more towards his landscape work as apposed to nudes, so much texture and depth to them. This is truly an incredibly beautiful piece. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

    • wyco

      There’s some genuine depth in his landscape work. He says so much with so little…his minimal approach just works. Thanks for checking it out!

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        If only you could get yourself to Vienna where The Albertina is already commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Schiele’s death with an exhibition . Along with another favourite of mine… Gustav Klimt. Imagine actually standing there with an overwhelming feeling of reverence. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      • wyco

        Absolutely….It’s on my bucket list to view a Schiele face to face. Klimt and Schiele represented a great movement that has endured well beyond their years. Thanks for checking out the post!

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    Yes, both were extremely fascinated with the female form, but I think Schiele’s in a slighter darker way. I think the relationship between both artists, despite the 30 year ago difference is even more fascinating. A mentor/student kind of relationship. Klimt introduced Schiele’s to many gallerists, artists, models, including the perhaps infamous “Valerie” who modelled for both. Apparently beginning a relationship with Klimt as his mistress, to then later begin a four year affair with Schiele’s , only then to return to Klimt after that… lol… a love triangle perhaps? Shared muse? all so fascinating, even the fact that they both died in the same year. Bizarre. All of this adds even my fascination and intrigue of both artists.

    • wyco

      Absolutely…they weave a very interesting tale, those two. It would make for a very good movie, I’d say! If you ever get around to it, check out a book on Schiele by Jane Kallir…excellent reading.

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    You’re right, it actually would. Maybe you might be the director of that movie? 😊 I will definitely check that book out. Thank you, and apologies for spamming your page here with all my random ramblings, πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜¬

    • wyco

      I would definitely like to be associated with anything Schiele related…maybe one day? Who knows…I’ll keep on dreaming! And no worries…thanks for taking the time to read this stuff!

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        You already are, his brilliant work is a source of inspiration for your brilliant work, and there is still much brilliant work in you yet to be born. It’s not just stuff…it’s art from the heart, keep feeding it, following it. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜Œβœ¨

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