Act against coloured material, 1911
Austrian artist, Egon Schiele (1890-1918,) is regarded as one of the most radical painters of the 20th century. He and his close friend and mentor, Gustav Klimt, constantly inspired each other's works. Schiele's elongated, angular figures are unapologetically honest, characterised by bold, continuous lines.
When drawing, the artist would keep unbroken eye contact with the life model, not taking his pencil off the page. He embellished his nude sketches with injections of bright colour, creating highly original works of art.
Matt 250gsm conservation digital paper. A very versatile high quality paper made in Germany from acid and chlorine free wood pulp. The paper is manufactured on a Fourdrinier Machine, a process first perfected by and patented by the Fourdrinier brothers in 1803.