iainrenwick (@iainrenwick) October 2017

▫️▫️FACES ▫️LIFE ▫️TRUTH ▫️▫️ • For centuries artists have created images of themselves or those around them - selfies, portraits or whatever they leave a lasting legacy and deep imprint of the individuals captured for all time. • Egon Schiele the Austrian painter and protégé of Gustav Klimt, was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work with its #intensity and #raw #sexuality , included many powerfully emotional self-portraits. His twisted body shapes and raw expressive force mark him as an early exponent of Expressionism. • EGON SCHIELE, "SELF-PORTRAIT WITH PHYSALIS," 1912 . In what is probably his best-known self-portrait, the 22-year-old Egon Schiele captivates us in a way that is at once self-confident and fragile. • #self -portrait #selfportrait #egonschiele #austrian #expressionism #socialmedia #socialrecord #historicalreference #artislife #faceslifetruth @leopold_museum