Saturday, March 19, 2005

My take on Egon Schiele - died at 28, 1918. Drawn with pen, colored with art markers and oil pastels. And I finally broke that big blank white page phobia barrier thing - these are 8 1/2 X 11.


7 Comments:

Blogger Rebeccashane said...

I really enjoy Egons work as well.. But didnt know he died so young.. dang.. what a shame.. the good ones burn out rather than fade away.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Janey said...

It is sad. He died (3 days after his) in the influenza epidemic that swept Europe in 1918. I just went into debt with an amazon purchase of art books - Eron's among others. Can't wait.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Blok said...

I agree, Schiele is great. Some three weeks ago i bought a book about him. Well, i bought two books, one about August Macke also (he died young too, 1914 during the first world war)
O, I almost forgot: you did a great job on the drawing, very 'Schiele' indeed.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Janey said...

I must be tired. I meant to say that he died 3 days after his wife and his name is Egon not Eron as I well know. Oh well, back to drawing.

And Thank You! He is great. I hope some of his style remains with me though it's so very different from my own bright colors.

5:49 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Luv illustration #2, 'alone'. Very cool !

2:17 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Egon Schiele was among the last giants of arts and literature that died out with WWI. After that war there was a great shift from deep thinkers and thinking, to a kind of capitalist thinking that led the eventual dumbing down of philosophhy, literature and arts. So said an art teacher I had not too long ago. Makes sense to me. I have a good portion of Egon's work embedded on my hard drive, and you've inspired me to look at it again, maybe with different eyes this time. thanks.

http://bmgarnersketches.blogspot.com

12:36 AM  
Blogger Janey said...

Thank you. More Egon is on it's way (as soon as I receive that bank busting amazon order).

5:39 AM  

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