Hermits (1912) by Egon Schiele

Hermits - Egon Schiele - 1912

Artwork Information

ArtistEgon Schiele
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Hermits

The artwork “Hermits” by Egon Schiele dates back to 1912. It is an oil painting on canvas and is associated with the Expressionism movement. The genre of the piece is a portrait, and it currently resides in a private collection.

“Hermits” by Egon Schiele is an expressionist painting that features two figures seemingly merged into one. The dominant colors are muted, with darker tones suggesting the robes of the figures, which give them a monastic or hermit-like appearance. Their faces are pale with prominent, angular features, and their eyes have a haunting quality. The background is largely subdued, making the figures stand out in their starkness. Schiele’s signature style with its exaggerated lines and emotive force is evident, capturing a sense of isolation or introspection that is consistent with the title of the piece. The painting exudes a powerful psychological intensity, which is a hallmark of Schiele’s work, inviting viewers to reflect on themes of solitude and the human condition.

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