Asking someone who their favorite artist is, definitively, is a bit like asking what someone’s favorite movie is – or favorite band. (Read: really, almost impossible to answer!)
But I really love Egon Schiele. He’s up there with the best, and was actually the prodigy of Klimt – but a little more disruptive on the scene…
I was introduced to Schiele in college, and really loved his expressive, figurative portraits and his totally immersion in human form. And, beyond that, his acutely soft palette that was so unassuming and beautiful in its signature way.
His works feel so current even now, almost a century later. Or maybe that’s just taste and talent that transcends time? A real point of view? True vision?
(Dropping cliché bombs over here!)
And you? Who are your favorite artists? What do you love about their work? My list goes on and on, but that’s a start…!
Painting: Embrace, Egon Schiele (1912)