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Klimt and Schiele: Drawn

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Marking the centenary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, MFA Boston presents an exhibition of drawings on loan from the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Nearly 30 years apart in age, Klimt and Schiele shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s talent, although the work they produced is decidedly different in appearance and effect. Despite these departures, their works are also related. With frank naturalism and unsettling emotion, both Klimt and Schiele challenged conventions and expectations in portraits, nudes and allegories. Organised thematically, this selection of 60 works on paper extends from the artists’ early draftsmanship to explore how each shifted away from traditional training to more incisive and unconventional explorations of humanity over the course of their careers. Find out more about the ‘Klimt and Schiele: Drawn’ exhibition from MFA Boston’s website.

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The Artist’s Mother, Sleeping (1911), Egon Schiele. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Artist’s Mother, Sleeping (1911), Egon Schiele. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Old Houses in Český Krumlov (1914), Egon Schiele. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Old Houses in Český Krumlov (1914), Egon Schiele. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Standing Female Nude (Study for the Beethoven Frieze: “The Three Gorgons”) (1901), Gustav Klimt. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Standing Female Nude (Study for the Beethoven Frieze: “The Three Gorgons”) (1901), Gustav Klimt. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Portrait of the Artist's Sister-in-law Adele Harms (1917), Egon Schiele. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Portrait of the Artist’s Sister-in-law Adele Harms (1917), Egon Schiele. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Two Studies of a Skeleton (Studies for the Transfer Sketch for Medicine) (about 1900), Gustav Klimt. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Two Studies of a Skeleton (Studies for the Transfer Sketch for Medicine) (about 1900), Gustav Klimt. Courtesy of Albertina, Vienna and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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