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Schiele in the Leopold Museum / 14.12.2011
Melancholy and Provocation. The Egon Schiele Project
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its opening, the Leopold Museum is dedicating the autumn exhibition to the early work of Egon Schiele.
From September 2011 to January 2012, around 100 works by Schiele - from superb paintings to works on paper - can be seen at the Leopold Museum. At the centre of the exhibition is the early work of the artist, who died in 1918 aged just 28 years. Schiele's first main works, which he created after 1910, are marked by a deep melancholy and sadness. Many of the artist's works produced between 1910 and 1914 placed him in the centre of public art criticism. Above all, Schiele's drastic nudes shocked people at the time. Another focal point of the exhibition is dedicated to pose and movement in Schiele's work. Also on show are six masterpieces by Schiele's contemporary, the expressionist Oskar Kokoschka.
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