how to pronounce egon schiele
So, do you pronounce his first name like “E-gone” or “Egg-on” or? and what about his last name?
Egon Schiele was a Austrian artist in the early 20th century. I love his artwork so I want to pronounce his name correctly 🙂
As of its initial launch date in 2018, Egon Schiele Online includes entries for Schiele’s paintings, sketchbooks, graphics and sculptures. Entries for the watercolors and drawings are currently being edited. All online entries have been updated to include artworks authenticated since the last print edition, as well as updates of the bibliographical, exhibition and auction histories for every work. Further updates will be made on a regular basis. Egon Schiele Online will eventually be expanded to include advanced searches and sorts, links to ancillary documents and images, and more detailed provenance information, especially as regards collectors persecuted during the Holocaust.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Art Resource, NY
Ernst Ploil, Vienna
The most transgressive works here are not, as you might expect, the drawings of women masturbating (embracing other women). They are the watercolors of pregnant women, unexpectedly clinical Madonnas with weary, desperate faces. (The book tells us that Schiele obtained access to their hospital rooms by providing the doctor with an oil painting.) There is also a startling image of a newborn baby who seems to have tumbled from the birth canal right onto the page.
The Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was not what you would call a feminist. His drawings and watercolors show women, including teenage prostitutes, in poses both awkward and erotic. He slept with some of his models, impregnating one of them, and went to jail on charges (later dropped) of abducting and molesting a 14-year-old girl. At the very least he was a product of a patriarchal Austrian culture that found female sexuality mysterious and threatening — one that insisted upon the purity of upper-class brides but made Vienna the streetwalking capital of Europe.
Egon von Fürstenberg was royalty. They hold the title Prince of Fürstenberg. Egon was born as the child of Edoardo Agnelli (industrialist) on June 29th, 1946. They breathed their last breath on June 11th, 2004.
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