omdo STUDIOS |muses| - Egon Schiele
omdo STUDIOS muses come not only from the personal style of the artist but from the vibrancy and attitude of their work. None has a stronger and lasting impression on contemporary art like Egon Schiele.
This turn of the century artist has a style that has not only inspired for over a hundred years but still feels as relevant today as it did back then.
As a teenager, Egon Schiele idolised Gustav Klimt. Klimt was the founder and leader of the Viennese Secession and had a wealth of experience in painting, sketching and murals. In 1907, Klimt became Schiele’s mentor and the two developed a close friendship. Both artists shared artistic traits and techniques, for example they drew elongated bodies, used expressive lines and injected bright colour into sketches. Klimt’s influence is noticeable in Schiele’s works produced between 1907 and 1909
According to art historian Albert Elsen, Schiele used Auguste Rodin’s continuous drawing technique to create his loose, fluid figurative sketches. It required constant eye contact with the life model, making Schiele’s process of drawing an intimate experience between him and his subject.
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