Egon Schiele was an artist ahead of his time. It is easy to look at the distorted images and nudes and assume that they come from a much later period. The rough lines, dirty colour and somewhat “ugly” depictions speak of a much later period of expression. There is something almost rebellious about the approaches to nudity, sex and the realism of the work. That is why many people will be surprised to learn that these images originate from the turn of the century. In fact, there is no later, the modernist era in Schiele’s history as he died from the influenza outbreak in 1918.
This Viennese artist is now revered alongside his peers of the era, such as Klimt. The Fondation Louis Vuitton is currently showcasing a series of some of the very best pieces of his work so that Parisian audiences can better understand his ideas and methods. The show continues until January 14th.
Head Curator: Suzanne Pagé
Curator: Dieter Buchhart
Associate curator for the Paris exhibition: Olivier Michelon
Architect: Jean-François Bodin in collaboration with Hélène Roncerel
From 3 October 2018 to 14 January 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
Bois de Boulogne
Full rate €16.00
Family rate €32.00
Student rate €10.00
Artist rate €5.00