Egon Schiele’s “Reclining Woman With Green Stockings” (1917) is an iconic work that has been admired since its creation. The colors and shapes create a stunning visual effect while simultaneously conveying deep emotions and tragic fate. The painting captures the intensity of female power with an almost life-like vigor that indicates Schiele’s mastery of art through strong contrasts between warm colors and geometric lines.
The Reclining Woman With Green Stockings was not the only masterpiece created by Egon Schiele that year. Another well-known example of his artwork is “Gerti Schiele” (1909). This painting was part of his Blaue Reiter group, which focused on German themes from the early 20th century. Gerti depicted a confident female character who invites viewers to share her energy, passion and intensity. Along with Reclining Woman With Green Stockings, Gerti offers a glimpse into the creative genius of this artist and his unparalleled ability to produce striking images in a variety of media – even in his youth!