1907 – 1960
Age of Global Conflict

Schiele's Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait)


Egon Schiele, Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait), 1910, oil and gouache on canvas, 152.5 × 150 cm (Leopold Museum, Vienna)

Speakers: Dr. Beth HarrisDr. Steven Zucker 

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Amanda Van Gelder wrote on Monday, March 04, 2013

It seems that a very prominant focus in Surrealist art is for the artist to inwardly analyze themselves and depict their unconscious state, predominantly their physical self. Somehow this new depiction of themselves becomes far more than a self portrait, but a psychoanalytic response to the self and the relationship between the conscious and unconscious mind which I see in this work.

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