Vienna: Leopold Museum, focus on the master pieces of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt

by Venetia Kapernekas

Egon Schiele, Selbstporträt mit Lampionfrüchten, 1912 © Leopold Museum, Inv. 454

photos: courtesy of Leopold museum (published photos)

A lovely morning on dec 27ht to see the collection of Egon Schiele consists of 188 works on paper and 41 paintings )

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and the collection Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt eine seiner Katzen im Arm haltend vor seinem Atelier in Wien VIII. Josefstädter Straße 21. Photographie von Moriz Nähr um 1912. © IMAGNO/Austrian Archives

Gustav Klimt once said about himself:
“I can paint and draw. There is no self-portrait of myself. I am not interested in my own person – more in other people, females. […] I paint day by day from morning to night – figurative paintings and landscapes, less often portraits. Already when I should write a simple letter I get frightened like due to imminent seasickness. Those who want to know more about me shall observingly regard my paintings, and try to realize who I am and what I want.“

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