Introducing 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts

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1918 was a seismic year in Vienna. As the Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled, the deaths of its two foremost artists brought about the end of an intense period of creative vitality that had blazed briefly but brilliantly across the city’s bohemian swirl. One was the radical Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt; the other the young, scandalous and prodigiously talented Egon Schiele.



As a number of key drawings in this exhibition will reveal, influence travelled in both directions between these two friendly rivals. Early sketches show how Schiele, in his own words, first “went by way of Klimt,” before the expressive power and searing directness of his mature work in turn left a mark on his older colleague. Both revelled in the immediacy of drawing, an ideal medium for exploring new ideas of modernity, subjectivity and the erotic.



Klimt / Schiele: Drawings is a unique opportunity to see some of the 20th century’s most important works on paper – amongst them Klimt’s sketches for his seminal Beethoven Frieze, and unflinching self-portraits by Schiele – which due to their delicacy will not see the light of day again for many years. In around 100 portraits, landscapes, nudes and erotic drawings, prepare to encounter these two icons of Modernism at their most raw and revealing.

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
W1J 0BD London
United kingdom
020 7300 8000
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/klimt-schiele

Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

03.12.2017 - 04.11.2018
31.10.2017 - 23.02.2018
21.10.2016 - 05.03.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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20.10.2017 - 14.01.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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20.09.2017 - 01.04.2018
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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29.09.2017 - 10.12.2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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25.09.2016 - 08.01.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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19.10.2017 - 18.02.2018
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Beaumont Street
Oxford

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25.09.2018 - 06.01.2019
30.09.2017 - 11.03.2018
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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16.07.2016 - 31.12.2017
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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19.09.2017 - 25.02.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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12.09.2017 - 21.01.2018
27.12.2016 - 23.12.2017
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London

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03.10.2017 - 14.01.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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27.10.2017 - 25.02.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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Introducing 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts Royal Academy of Arts Main address: Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House W1J 0BD London, United kingdom Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House W1J 0BD London, United kingdom 1918 was a seismic year in Vienna. As the Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled, the deaths of its two foremost artists brought about the end of an intense period of creative vitality that had blazed briefly but brilliantly across the city’s bohemian swirl. One was the radical Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt; the other the young, scandalous and prodigiously talented Egon Schiele.



As a number of key drawings in this exhibition will reveal, influence travelled in both directions between these two friendly rivals. Early sketches show how Schiele, in his own words, first “went by way of Klimt,” before the expressive power and searing directness of his mature work in turn left a mark on his older colleague. Both revelled in the immediacy of drawing, an ideal medium for exploring new ideas of modernity, subjectivity and the erotic.



Klimt / Schiele: Drawings is a unique opportunity to see some of the 20th century’s most important works on paper – amongst them Klimt’s sketches for his seminal Beethoven Frieze, and unflinching self-portraits by Schiele – which due to their delicacy will not see the light of day again for many years. In around 100 portraits, landscapes, nudes and erotic drawings, prepare to encounter these two icons of Modernism at their most raw and revealing.
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