Images: Egon Shiele Predicts the 20th Century

The Austrian artist Egon Schiele’s bizarre and brutal self-portraits, many dating from before World War One, seem to presage all the carnage and atrocity and alienation that were to come. And even as the more famous artists from the period, and their perhaps “better” work still feels dated and rooted to the time they were created. Shiele seems like he could still be working right now:

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait (1911)Egon Schiele – Self Portrait (1911)

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait (1909)

Egon Schiele – Self Portrait (1909)

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait (1910)

Egon Schiele – Self Portrait (1910)

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait (1914)

Egon Schiele – Self Portrait (1914)

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait (1917)

Egon Schiele – Self Portrait (1917)

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait 1910

Egon Schiele – Self Portrait 1910

Egon Schiele - Self Portrait 1914

Egon Schiele – Self Portrait 1914

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