Egon Schiele: Erotic Sketches, Schiele, Egon. Published by Prestel, Munich & London, 2005. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 63pp.with color plates and line drawings; text in English and German; printed on thick art paper. Grey cloth over illustrated boards, black spine titles, red ribbon ties, grey endpapers. Contents in fine condition; tiny spot to rear of spine; ribbon a bit twisted.
An intimate look at the erotic studies and paintings of a controversial artist whose works continues to provoke even today.
Schiele’s fiercely drawn lines and confrontational compositions command our attention. This beautifully crafted collection of erotic masterpieces showcases the themes Schiele wove into all of his work: a fascination with the human psyche and sexuality, a desire to destroy the conservative facade of moral righteousness and expose the inner truth.