1000 In 10 Years; Vol. 113: Schiele, by Reinhard Steiner

Another art book from the Taschen collection, this one serves as an excellent introduction to the work of Egon Shiele, who, following in the footsteps of Gustav Klimt, rose to the height of Vienna’s art world, only to die of influenza three days after his wife succumbed to the same disease. His nudes are among his finest pieces, depicting rail-thin women mixing body parts with other women, or adolescent-looking girls exuding a sexual power they are not yet mature enough to comprehend. Throughout his career Schiele was a narcissist who made unending self-portraits, while the end of his career saw him focusing on dying urban areas, calling into questions humanity’s exodus from the natural world and the death that such an exodus creates.

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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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