Klimt / Schiele : Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna - the exhibition catalogue from Royal Academy available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Klimt / Schiele : Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

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A beautiful collection of drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and his younger protege Egon Schiele (1890-1918) are considered two of the greatest figures of Austrian Modernism. Whether competing with or inspiring one another, together they reconfigured the way the human body was translated into art. Although both artists are primarily remembered as painters, between them they left 7,000 drawings, many of the greatest of which are now in the collection of the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

This handsome publication focuses on these drawings in all their erotic, intriguing and sometimes disturbing beauty. Leading experts on the period provide authoritative texts that illuminate the important relationship between the two artists. They analyse the role of drawing in their practice and chart the response of early twentieth-century Vienna to their electrifying work, which still has the power to shock and enthral to this day.

Details
  • Author: Marian Bisanz-Prakken
  • Hardcover: 192 pages |140 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1910350942
  • Product Dimensions: 29.0 x 23.0 cm

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