Sawmill (1913; Vienna, Austria) by Egon Schiele

Sawmill - Egon Schiele - 1913; Vienna, Austria

Artwork Information

ArtistEgon Schiele
Date1913; Vienna, Austria
Dimensions80.1 x 89.8 cm
Art MovementArt Nouveau (Modern)
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sawmill

The artwork titled “Sawmill” was created by Egon Schiele in 1913 in Vienna, Austria. This landscape painting is an oil on canvas that reflects the Art Nouveau (Modern) movement. The work measures 80.1 by 89.8 centimeters and is currently held in a private collection.

“Sawmill” by Egon Schiele is a vibrant, textured landscape that encapsulates the spirit of the Art Nouveau (Modern) movement with its expressive use of line and color. The painting depicts a scene centered around a sawmill, with the building positioned prominently in the foreground, featuring the characteristic warm and earthy tones. The sawmill is surrounded by stark contrasts of lush greenery, while rugged mountains rise stoically in the background under a subdued sky. Schiele’s style is evident in the energetic brushstrokes and the raw, organic forms, which lend the image a sense of immediacy and emotional intensity. The sawmill itself is detailed with visible architecture and stacked lumber, revealing both the industrial subject and the natural environment’s interplay.

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