Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna
Marking the centenary of the deaths of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, this is the first UK exhibition of works on paper by these two Viennese modernists. Shortly after their first meeting in 1910, the two artists began to exchange drawings on visits to each other’s studios. Drawing would remain a key aspect of their relationship, as Schiele was profoundly influenced by the older artist, while Klimt was impressed by the boldness of the younger artist’s line. With around 100 works on show, including lithographs and photographs, the exhibition reveals how in their drawings both Klimt and Schiele could pursue their enquiries into new ideas of psychology and eroticism. Find out more about ‘Klimt / Schiele’ from the RA’s website.
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