Sailing Boat with Reflection in the Water (1908; Vienna, Austria) by Egon Schiele

Sailing Boat with Reflection in the Water - Egon Schiele - 1908; Vienna, Austria

Artwork Information

TitleSailing Boat with Reflection in the Water
ArtistEgon Schiele
Date1908; Vienna, Austria
Dimensions24.1 x 17.8 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sailing Boat with Reflection in the Water

“Sailing Boat with Reflection in the Water” is a work of art by Egon Schiele, dated 1908 and made in Vienna, Austria. The medium used is oil on cardboard, and it belongs to the Impressionism movement. It measures 24.1 x 17.8 cm and is classified as a marina genre painting. Currently, this artwork is held in a private collection.

In the painting, we see a colorful close-up view of a sailing boat, with a focus on its bow and billowing sails. The boat is depicted in vivid blues and greens with strong accents of red, reflecting Schiele’s inclination towards capturing vibrant color contrasts and dynamic lines. The reflection of the boat in the water is artistically rendered with flowing, wiggly lines and distorted shapes that suggest the gentle movements of the water’s surface. This distorted reflection adds a dreamy, impressionistic quality to the work, demonstrating Schiele’s skill in representing the interplay of light and color. The bold brushstrokes and strong contours create a lively, textured impression that captures the essence of the Impressionist style.

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