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Schiele

Patrick Bade

Publisher: Parkstone International

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Egon Schiele  werd geboren in Tulln op 12 juni 1890 en stierf in Wenen op 31 oktober 1918. Hij was een Oostenrijks expressionistisch kunstschilder. Zowel zijn grootvader als zijn vader werkten bij de spoorwegen. Een loopbaan bij de spoorwegen had voor de hand gelegen, maar Schiele ging tegen de oorspronkelijke wens van zijn moeder en zijn voogd naar de kunstacademie, waar hij overigens matige resultaten behaalde. De werken van Egon Schiele zijn expressionistisch en behoren tot de schilderstijl Sezession. De tekeningen en schilderijen van Schiele zijn voornamelijk afbeeldingen van mensen. In beperkte mate heeft Schiele stadsgezichten en landschappen geschilderd. Door het sterke gebruik van lijnen kan Schiele eerder als een tekenaar dan als een schilder gezien worden. Kleur in de schilderijen wordt pas achteraf aangebracht, als de tekening af is. Het kleurgebruik versterkt echter wel de vervreemdende werking in hoge mate. De schilderijen van Schiele doen denken aan die van Kokoschka maar hebben ook een kubistisch karakter.

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