Drawing Egon

15 Jun

Yesterday in Vienna Husb and I spent most of the day in The Leopold Museum wallowing in Egon Shiele’s art. And other Secession and Expressionist artists. It was an amazing experience.

Husb and I are the sort of people who upset the gallery staff by standing as close as possible to artworks to try and work out how the artist did it. I got told off! I studied this hand, Schiele has drawn in pencil and overlaid with translucent oil glazes. The drawing is clearly visible and enables far more detail than possible with a brush.

Afterwards I did a bit of scribbling at the tram stop; people are too busy with their smartphones to notice me.

8 Responses to “Drawing Egon”

  1. judyathomson June 16, 2014 at 16:07 #

    Love Vienna and it’s galleries.Spent a long time in the Leopold last December, definitely the one of the best places to see Schiele and drawing. I’m quite envious, enjoy yourself.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 16, 2014 at 22:25 #

      It was wonderful. Went and saw the Beethoven Frieze too 🙂

  2. anna warren portfolio June 16, 2014 at 09:51 #

    I get too close too – its the only way of knowing what is REALLY there! Great drawings.

  3. Sketchy on the Detail June 16, 2014 at 09:36 #

    I loved Vienna and all its museums and galleries, I hope you are having a fantastic time!

  4. jhv57 June 15, 2014 at 23:24 #

    Reblogged this on JHladikVoss57's Blog and commented:
    More art for the weekend!

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