Oh dear, that is an embarrassingly corny title for a post and I simply couldn’t resist it! But I have only just found out that there is an exhibition of work by the Austrian artist, Egon Schiele (1890-1918), in London at the moment - it's been on for a while and closes 30th June.
I’m a rather disappointed sparrow because I really would love to have been able to get down to the city this week to see it but my current work deadline dictates otherwise. Still, I thought I’d flag it up in case anybody who stumbles across these pages is interested.
I’ve long been a fan of Schiele’s work but have never seen any ‘in the flesh’ so-to-speak, (and I imagine there will be a fair amount of flesh in there too…) There is a rawness and intensity in his work that I find very compelling and I'm sure that seeing it for real would be a very special experience. But meanwhile, the print that hangs on the wall behind me as I type will have to suffice. Here’s a photo.