Egon Schiele – Jenny Saville (German Edition)


An encounter between a seminal Austrian Expressionist and a Young British Artist

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Christoph Becker


The main body of work by painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918), who died at an early age, was produced within barely a decade. His famous nudes unwaver­ingly probed the existential core of human experi­ence. The paintings of Jenny Saville (* 1970 in Cam­bridge) are no less intense in terms of their physicality and confrontational stance. This catalogue brings to­gether the works of these two artists for the first time. Revealed is the stylistic and thematic proximity of the body-landscapes and portraits by the two young “stars”-despite the decades separating their work and their varying use of the brush. The paint­ings and drawings of both artists lend the human body an insistent corporeality, which is rendered in every detail. In Schiele’s self-portraits, usually small-format works, the pose, the accentuated view from below, and gestural style give the images a visual impact equal to the forceful punch of Saville’s giant formats. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3851-4) Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich 10.10.2014-18.1.2015

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Weight 2292 g
Dimensions 29.7 x 40.5 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 January 2015
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Oskar Bätschmann, Martin Harrison, Diethard Leopold, Helena Pereña Sáez, Franz Smola, and Oliver Wick
Dimensions 29.7 x 40.5 cm
Weight 2292 g