April 1, 2020
Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an Austrian expressionist painter. Influenced by Gustav Klimt, he mainly created self-portraits and paintings of women. The works were colorful and angular and infused with sexuality. He portrayed nude women frequently, often in masturbation or lovemaking, straight and gay.
Schiele’s paintings were extraordinary. The eroticism of his paintings of adult women are breath-taking. His other paintings were disturbing. Among his first works were his sister in the nude and others showed underage girls. (He committed incest and pedophilia and was, in fact, arrested for the latter).