Egon Schiele Quotes - Famous Quotations
Who Was Egon Schiele?
Egon Schiele: Austria’s Controversial Expressionist. Known for his erotic and deeply psychological paintings, Egon Schiele was one of the leading artists of Austrian Expressionism in the 20th century.
His artistic style is characterized by long, sinuous black lines and moderate use of color. Schiele’s palette consists mainly of murky, earthy colors.
Egon Schiele Famous Quotes:
"Art cannot be modern, art is timeless."― Egon Schiele
"To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life."― Egon Schiele
"I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?"― Egon Schiele
"I am so rich that I must give myself away."― Egon Schiele
"...figures like a cloud of dust resembling this earth and seeking to grow, but forced to collapse impotently."― Egon Schiele
"I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds."― Egon Schiele
The Embrace by Egon Schiele
"Everything is dead while it lives."― Egon Schiele
"The picture must radiate light, the bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from outside."― Egon Schiele
"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees, and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants..."― Egon Schiele
Four Trees by Egon Schiele
"All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me. "― Egon Schiele
"I believe in the immortality of all creatures."― Egon Schiele
"I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness."― Egon Schiele
"My mother is a very strange woman... She doesn't understand me in the least and doesn't love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices."― Egon Schiele
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