Schiele’s Room in Neulengbach (1911) by Egon Schiele

Schiele's Room in Neulengbach - Egon Schiele - 1911

Artwork Information

TitleSchiele's Room in Neulengbach
ArtistEgon Schiele
Dimensions40 x 31.7 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

About Schiele's Room in Neulengbach

“Schiele’s Room in Neulengbach” is a 1911 oil on wood painting by the artist Egon Schiele, one of the leading figures in the Expressionist movement. The artwork measures 40 x 31.7 cm and depicts an interior scene, specifically Schiele’s room. The painting is housed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, located in Vienna, Austria.

The artwork reveals a sparsely furnished room with an emphasis on angular forms and a limited color palette, common traits of Schiele’s work and Expressionism. Dominating the composition is a wooden bed with rumpled, tan-colored bedding against the right wall. On the left side of the composition, a dark, heavy-looking cupboard or wardrobe stands near a chair with a reddish-brown seat.

A small, round table with a white tablecloth is positioned near the center of the piece, adorned with a simple vase and a dish of fruit, adding a subtle touch of color to the otherwise earth-toned room. There’s an unadorned wall with an open door or window showing another dark space beyond. The rough textures, visible brushstrokes, and the use of flat, muted colors underscore Schiele’s typical aesthetic during this period, where the focus is on emotional expression rather than detailed realism.

In line with the Expressionist movement, the painting conveys a sense of solitude or introspection, rather than providing a straightforward representation of the space. The perspective is slightly skewed, with the lines of the floor, bed, and table not quite aligning in a traditional sense, giving the painting a disconcerting and unsettled atmosphere.

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