Volledige titel: Klimt. Schiele. Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna
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. In 2018 an exhibition opens in London of both artists' drawings from the Albertina. This stunning publication records these precious works, which are very rarely displayed and almost never travel, 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.
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In December 2012 Marian Bisanz-Prakken (1947) formally retired from the Albertina Museum, where she worked for 36 years. After completing her studies at the University of Groningen, she moved to Vienna, where she married the art historian Hans Bisanz. She assisted Alice Strobl (1919–2011), vice-director of the Albertina, in the preparation of the catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Gustav Klimt, and was appointed curator at the Albertina in 1976.Elizabeth Clegg is an independent scholar who has published widely on the visual arts in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Central Europe. Jane Kallir (1954) is an American art dealer, curator and author. She is co-director of the Galerie St. Etienne in New York, which specializes in Austrian and German Expressionism as well as self-taught and outsider art. Kallir has curated exhibitions for many American and international museums and is the author of the catalogue raisonné of Egon Schiele’s work in all mediums.
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