Standing Male Nude with Red Loincloth (1914) by Egon Schiele

Standing Male Nude with Red Loincloth - Egon Schiele - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleStanding Male Nude with Red Loincloth
ArtistEgon Schiele
MediumWatercolor on Paper
Dimensions48 x 32 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria
Location Created Vienna, Austria

About Standing Male Nude with Red Loincloth

The artwork titled “Standing Male Nude with Red Loincloth” was created by artist Egon Schiele in 1914. The piece, measuring 48 cm by 32 cm, is a watercolor on paper and is representative of the Expressionist movement. As a nude painting, it displays a raw and emotional representation of the human form. This work is housed at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, where its stark and emotive qualities can be appreciated, and it was also created in Vienna, Austria.

The artwork depicts a male figure standing, his body facing the viewer while his head is turned to the side and his arms are raised, clasping his hands above and behind his head. The model’s physique is rendered with thin, sinewy lines that accentuate the musculature and bones. Schiele’s distinctive style is characterized by these sharp lines and a somewhat fragmented portrayal of the human body. Against the muted background, the bright red color of the loincloth draws the eye, emphasizing the subject’s lower body and serving as the only vivid hue in an otherwise limited color palette. The man’s subtle, yet suggestive pose and the raw expressiveness of the brushwork are typical of Schiele’s exploration of form and the human psyche.

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