1. The Beautiful Danube: Born in Tulln on the Danube, Egon Schiele decides to become a painter. Having earned his diploma at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, he meets Gustav Klimt • 2. Me, Me, Me: From 1910 on, one of Schiele’s recurrent motifs is the self-portrait, and he devotes himself to a ‘pantomime of the self’ that is unique of its kind • 3. From Paradise to Prison: Schiele produces a number of erotic drawings, and at the same time paints symbolic compositions on the theme of death • 4. Resurrection: The artist paints large allegorical canvases such as Hermits, where he shows himself with Klimt, and Cardinal and Nun, a satirical vision of the sins of the flesh 5. A Recognized Artist: No longer the ‘terror of the bourgeois’, by the time of his death Schiele is a pillar of artistic life in Vienna
About the Author
Jean-Louis Gaillemin, founder of Beaux-Arts magazine and L’Objet d’art, is an honorary lecturer at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, specializing in architecture and decor.