Two Girls on a Fringed Blanket (1911) by Egon Schiele

Two Girls on a Fringed Blanket - Egon Schiele - 1911

Artwork Information

TitleTwo Girls on a Fringed Blanket
ArtistEgon Schiele
Dimensions55.9 x 36.8 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Two Girls on a Fringed Blanket

The artwork titled “Two Girls on a Fringed Blanket” was created by Egon Schiele in 1911. It’s a watercolor on paper that belongs to the expressionism movement, considered a genre painting by style. The piece measures 55.9 x 36.8 cm and is currently held in a private collection.

In the painting, two girls are depicted sitting intimately on a fringed blanket. The artist has employed a distinctive style, typical of his expressionist approach, with a pronounced use of line and bold color contrasts that emphasize the figures’ forms and expressions. Schiele’s focus on the human figure and the psychological intensity is evident in this work, as the figures’ gazes and postures suggest a complex, introspective relationship. The elongation of limbs and contortion of bodies, a common characteristic in Schiele’s oeuvre, are also present. The girls’ intertwined forms and the texture of their garments add depth and a tactile quality to the composition. The color palette is somewhat muted yet expressive, enhancing the emotional impact of the scene.

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