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Originally posted on artnet News.

Egon Schiele.  Photo: Imagno/Getty Images

Egon Schiele.
Photo: Imagno/Getty Images

Known for his envelope-pushing paintings as well as his anguished self-portraits, the artist Egon Schiele has remained a controversial figure in art history for his erotic images.

Despite his infamy, Gustav Klimt became one of Schiele’s biggest supporters as well as his mentor; the elder Secessionist artist introduced Schiele to the Wiener Werkstätte, the fine arts society founded by Secessionists Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

June 12 marks the artist’s 125th birthday. Here are some things you need to know about one of the leading figures behind Austrian Expressionism, who once wrote in his diary, “I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always…

via 8 Things that Will Change the Way You Think About Egon Schiele – artnet News.


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Time to get your voting fingers polished! I have entered the #SCOPE Art Show’s Year in Review.  Any and all votes gratefully received.

What your votes could bring me:

  • A trip around the world or a $2,500 cash grant
  • An ‘exclusive feature’ on the See.Me blog
  • A ‘gorgeous’ online portfolio
  • A package of  ‘exclusive gifts and discounts’ from their sponsors ($75 value)

This is not to mention that the Early Entry Award  comes into play since all artists who enter their work by Friday, 29 November, 2013 at 11:59pm EST will be considered for this, which includes:

  • $1,000 cash grant
  • An online feature published by See.Me
  • Printed feature in the SCOPE catalog

So what do we get in return, I hear you ask.

  • The pleasure of selflessly supporting a starving, disabled artist!

My portfolio can be viewed and voted on by See.Me members and members of the public. That is where you come in…!

Click here to vote.

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