Lot 510. Schiele, Egon . Seat Lady. Circa 1914

Starting price: € 120 000
Auction date: 16.07.2020   15:00 UTC +02:00
ID 359983
Lot 510 | Schiele, Egon . Seat Lady. Circa 1914
Schiele, Egon (1890 Tulln/Lower Austria - 1918, Vienna ). Pencil on drawing paper 48.2 x 32 cm Below the Right, with a collection stamp of Heinrich Böhler No. 19 (hand-written filled in), as well as a third party referred to. Pencil Sketch (Face). Frame. List of works: The work shall be included in the Addendum of the catalogue raisonné under the work number D. 1518a. Authentication: Jane Kallir has examined the sheet in the Original, and the authenticity confirmed. Jane Kallir 2017, Photo-Certificate Provenance: Collection Of Böhler / Austrian Private Ownership, Cf.: List of works Kallir, 1518 Seated Young Woman with Cap and Necklace also from the collection of Böhler. "I'm a man, I love death and love life." (Egon Schiele, 1910), Eros and death. These extremes are, where the work of the 1890-born exceptional talent, Egon Schiele spans. The time of his life this was the theme of the harsh and unsparing depiction of the human body as a venue for radical emotionality and uncompromising erotica with a clear focus to his a lot-acclaimed work. The Integration of Tragic and Ugly in his image-creation was not made at that time, although the numbing aspirations of the youth style, but Schiele's subtle coloring and line leadership as an expression of an intensive analytical confrontation with his presented motives brought him during his lifetime the respect of celebrated artists such as Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka. Although Schiele's style of painting is significantly influenced by the expressionism and serves as an example of Viennese Modernism, but, in fact, the exceptional talent marked his break with the traditions and conventions of its own position in the history of art. This sheet of "seated woman" (2014) from the collection of Heinrich Böhler, a great patron and collector of Schiele's work is characterized above all by unprecedented austerity and clarity of line. The ability to let the Erotic of the young woman, despite the uncompromising reduction to the formally Essential nothing to the intensity of lose, make the already at the age of 28 deceased Egon Schiele, without a doubt, one of the greatest figurative painters of the Modern.

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