Seated Child (1917; Vienna, Austria) by Egon Schiele

Seated Child - Egon Schiele - 1917; Vienna, Austria

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Child
ArtistEgon Schiele
Date1917; Vienna, Austria
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Child

The artwork “Seated Child” is a portrait created by Egon Schiele in 1917, during his time in Vienna, Austria. As a key figure in the Expressionism movement, Schiele’s work often features intense emotion and psychological depth. This particular piece falls within the genre of portraiture and is part of a private collection.

In “Seated Child,” you can observe a young child seated against a neutral background. The child’s pose is natural and relaxed, with hands placed on the lap and legs slightly spread. Schiele’s use of line is characteristic of his style, with contour lines defining the figure and clothing. The expression on the child’s face is contemplative and calm, capturing a sense of innocence and introspection. Color is used sparingly, with hues of red and orange accentuating the child’s hair, cheeks, and lips, contrasting with the more muted tones of the clothing and flesh. The artwork exudes an element of vulnerability, common in Schiele’s emotive renderings of his subjects.

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