Egon Schiele: The Unsalvageable Ego

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The spectacular life of Austrian artist Egon Schiele is shown in this magnificent compilation. The book approaches the subject from a unique angle, discussing his oeuvre as a contribution to turn-of-the-century discourse and debates surrounding cultural issues such as the crisis of the individual—which was labeled “the unsalvageable ego.” Additional topics regarding Schiele are covered through a selection of essays, delving into the myth behind the artist and his experiments with space and explicit sexuality. Richly illustrated with provocative nudes and relentless self-portraits, this monograph captures the influential accomplishments of one of the 20th century’s major figurative painters.


Helmut Friedel is the director of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, one of the most popular museums in Munich, Germany. Helena Pereña is a postdoctoral research fellow and curator at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau.