This week my favourite artist of all time: Mr. Egon Schiele.
He came to mind this morning, because another pandemic virus ended his genius life in 1918: the Spanish Flu. He became only 28. Egon Schiele was – along with Oscar Kokoschka and Gustv Klimt – a main artist of the Viennese Modernism at the early 20th century, leading into expressionism.
I adore his work since almost childhood. Not so much the – often raw and explicit – nudes, he is mostly known for. But the more descriptive land- and seascapes, portraits and self-portraits.
Apart from the sheer mastery of form and colour – noone else is able to depict emotions better than Mr. Schiele, in my humble opinion. Just imagine, what an oevre he could have created, had he ever gotten a chance to grow old.
All pictures public domain, retrieved from wikipedia.