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Egon Schiele, the complete works : including a biography and a catalogue raisonné
Kallir, Jane.
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New York : H.N. Abrams, 1990.
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687 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm




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Central Library N6811.5.S34 K35 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Egon Schiele (1890-1917) ranks among the most influential painters to emerge from the cultural ferment of turn-of-the-century Vienna. Now back in print, this internationally successful volume is enhanced with 32 pages of new material, including more than 200 new catalogue raisonne entries, making it the most comprehensive book on the artist ever published.Jane Kallir, the ranking Schiele scholar, combines a copiously illustrated biography of the artist with the catalogue raisonne, which now encompasses more than 3,275 works. A must for serious scholars and collectors, this definitive work also includes an extensive bibliography, a list of exhibitions, concordances, and details on provenance, signature styles, and materials used by the artist. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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When Schiele was 14, his father died from syphilis, a disease that had blackened his marriage. Sex and death seem closely linked in the oeuvre of the Austrian expressionist artist who died in 1918 at age 28, one day after his pregnant wife died of flu. As Kallir ( Gustav Klimt ) demonstrates in her penetrating, magnificently illustrated biography, Schiele's work goes beyond eroticism to speak about the awakening of personal/sexual identity, confrontation with the existential void, and a modernist awareness of the pervasive presence of death in life. In Kallir's appraisal, Schiele's imprisonment in 1912 on suspicion of ``public immorality'' initiated a ``humanizing process'' through which his portraits, allegories and landscapes deepened, while his erotic pictures underwent a depersonalization. More than half of this hefty volume is a catalogue raisonne illustrating and documenting some 3000 paintings, graphics and sculptures, including hundreds of seldom-seen self-portraits, still lifes and portraits. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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