To mark the 100th anniversary of Egon Schiele’s death, the Albertina is dedicating to the artist a comprehensive exhibition that positions his oeuvre in the electrifying context of Viennese society at the close of the Imperial era, with its uniquely intense clash between modernity and tradition. 180 of his finest and most important gouaches and drawings will introduce viewers to an artistic oeuvre that found its great theme in human beings’ existential loneliness. Works from the Albertina’s extensive collection provide the conceptual starting point and are rounded out by important loan works. The present exhibition thus presents a unique perspective on Schiele’s artistic development, which his untimely death at age 28 was to so abruptly cut short. Find out more about the ‘Egon Schiele’ exhibition from the Albertina’s website.
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