SELF-ABANDONMENT AND SELF-ASSERTION
ON THE NEW PRESENTATION OF THE EGON SCHIELE COLLECTION
The Leopold Museum is home to the largest and most eminent Schiele collection in the world. It comprises 42 paintings and 187 works on paper by Egon Schiele (1890–1918).
The new presentation of the collection illustrates Schiele’s artistic progression through a chronological hanging of the Leopold Museum’s works. The exhibition starts with the young Schiele and traces his development from being influenced by Gustav Klimt to his radically expressive phase, which was particularly esteemed by Rudolf Leopold, closing with the works from his »late oeuvre« created shortly before Schiele’s untimely death.
Schiele’s paintings are juxtaposed with biographical information, quotes and pictures. This new presentation makes the artist’s world accessible to visitors in a transparent and coherent manner.