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Demander à quelqu’un quel est son artiste préféré, ça revient un peu à lui demander son groupe ou film préféré. (Impossible de répondre !)

Moi, j’aime vraiment beaucoup Egon Schiele. Il compte parmi les plus grands, c’était d’ailleurs le protégé de Klimt, … mais c’était un peu l’élément perturbateur.

J’ai découvert Schiele à la fac et j’ai tout de suite aimé ses portraits figuratifs expressifs, la façon dont il se plonge dans le corps humain. Mais aussi sa palette à la fois très précise et douce, sobre et belle, qui rend ce style si identifiable. 

Son œuvre semble encore très actuelle, près d’un siècle plus tard. Ou peut-être que c’est juste que le goût et le talent sont plus forts que le temps qui passe ? Ou qu’il offre un vrai point de vue ? Une vision unique ?
(Je ne vous épargne aucun cliché !)

Et vous ? Qui sont vos artistes préférés ? Qu’est-ce qui vous plaît particulièrement dans leur travail ? Ma liste est sans fin, mais il fallait bien commencer quelque part… !

Embrace, Egon Schiele (1912)


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  • The list is long, but the first name that came to mine was Caravaggio. I just love how powerful and realistic his paintings are. And I also love how crazy his life was!!!!

  • I love a lot of artists, so it’s quite a topic for me. However, my recent discovery is Sarah McRae Morton, I love magical realism in literature and art and her paintings are so out of this world and there is this nostalgia from the past in them. Check them out!


  • It’s also my favourite painter!!! I have his painting above my bed, not the original one of course!!!

  • He’s one of my favourites as well! So strong and disruptive. And all that when he was only twentysomething. I had to go to Vienna for work earlier this year, and I could squeeze in a visit to an exhibition where Tracy Emin responded to Schieles work, it was so powerful and perfect. I felt so grateful to be there.

  • L’âge d’airain de Rodin vu pour ma toute première fois lors d’une exposition temporaire au Palais des papes d’Avignon : on en parle encore…
    Et le plafond de Chagall à l’Opéra Garnier…
    Voir les oeuvres dans un contexte particulier reste inoubliable à vie pour tout un chacun…
    Merci Neada de nous faire de belles découvertes…

  • Your mention that Schiele’s work seems so current a century later reminded me of one of my favorite paintings, « El Jaleo, » by John Singer Sargent. Completed in 1882, it too captures a modern spirit of movement and attitude in the depiction of the Spanish Gypsy dancer that is completely mesmerizing. Having this piece hanging wall-size in my living room would be a DREAM. Thanks for bringing art to mind today.

  • Charikleia 3 octobre 2015, 4:47 / Répondre

    I would say I love the Dutch and Flemish masters like Bosch, Bruegel (senior) and Vermeer. But then Van Gogh comes to mind and Paul Klee too…

  • I love this post! I don’t have a favourite artist, but I do have a few pieces or even series of works that I adore. Among them are Dali’s sculptures made of precious metals and gems and Johanna Burai’s birds. I’m also a fan of Monet’s vivid yet calming impressionism.

  • If you aren’t familiar with Canada’s Group of Seven, please check them out. You will see some of the most beautiful landscape work ever. Well, anything they turned their brushes to was beautiful but I so loooooooove the landscapes. For portraiture, I’ve just been getting to know Vermeer. Thanks for the post, Neada! I shall check out Mr. Schiele. (And speaking of Klimt, have you seen Helen Mirren in the Woman in Gold? Must see!)

  • Interesting! Love Schiele and saw the drawings exhibition in London earlier this year. My favourite artist is little known – http://www.m-dawson.co.uk but colourful!

  • Egon Schiele. Egon Schiele all the way. I finally went to Vienna last month, where upon arriving at the hotel after a train ride from Budapest, I dropped off my bags at the hotel and immediately made my way to the Leopold Museum and ended up crying after spending 2 hours staring at every detail of his paintings and sketches on display. It was a beautiful experience.

  • bavarian_blue 4 octobre 2015, 2:11 / Répondre

    Mark Rothko <3

  • I think one of the reasons it seems so current is that he captured the essence of the human body. He drew and painted them in their purest form, in their vulnerability and it made his art timeless.

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