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Klimt / Schiele

Royal Academy, London


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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Seated Female Nude, Elbows Resting on Right Knee (1914), Egon Schiele. Albertina Museum, Vienna

Study for The Dancer (1916–17), Gustav Klimt. Albertina Museum, Vienna

Cellist, Egon Schiele

Cellist (1910), Egon Schiele. Albertina Museum, Vienna

Standing Female Nude (Study for The Three Gorgons; Beethoven Frieze) (1901), Gustav Klimt. Albertina Museum, Vienna

Group of Three Girls (1911), Egon Schiele. Albertina Museum, Vienna

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