While the Cubists and Fauvists pushed the visual language of art to extremes in Paris, and Russian artists were tilting towards political revolution, avant-garde art in pre-WWI Vienna unfolded in a very different direction. More than any other artist, Egon Schiele used his art to explore the depths of his own psychology, scrutinising his desires and anxieties with the utmost directness and intensity. But, given that Sigmund Freud and others were also exploring these realms in Vienna, was Schiele exploring his own mind or was he simply a sign of the times?
Evening event - St Martin's Lane, Soho.
The Royal Academy exhibition Klimt / Schiele opens 4 November 2018.
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