Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtauld Gallery Opens October 23rd

“A groundbreaking exhibition of Egon Schiele’s electrifyingly frank nudes”RA Magazine

“Do not miss this show – it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”  Tatler

 Despite living only until age 28, Egon Schiele is considered one of the most important artists of the early 20th century and a central figure of Austrian Expressionism.  This exhibition will be a major opportunity to see more than thirty of his works assembled from international public and private collections.

For those of you who haven’t been to the Courtauld before, I highly recommend a trip there.  The institute was founded with the goal of creating an academic centre devoted to serious study of history and art.  There were precedents for this in Europe and America, but until the Courtauld was founded, there was no serious study of the subject in the UK.  As such the collection has some of the most important pieces from every artistic movement from the middle ages onward.  I was truly surprised to see  an inordinate number of paintings from my university Art History 101 course including:

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