Two Women (1915) by Egon Schiele

Two Women - Egon Schiele - 1915

Artwork Information

TitleTwo Women
ArtistEgon Schiele
MediumWatercolor on Paper
Dimensions32.8 x 49.7 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria
Location Created Vienna, Austria
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About Two Women

The artwork entitled “Two Women” is a creation of the artist Egon Schiele, which dates back to the year 1915. This piece is executed with watercolor on paper and belongs to the Expressionism movement, a genre characterized by its vivid portrayal of raw emotional experiences. The dimensions of the artwork are 32.8 x 49.7 cm, categorizing it as a nude painting. It is currently held in the Albertina Museum located in Vienna, Austria, which is also the city where the artwork was created.

In “Two Women,” Schiele presents viewers with a scene of intimate repose featuring two female figures, portrayed in a state of undress. The bodies are rendered with sinuous lines and contorted poses that are typical of Schiele’s style, emphasizing the expressivity and emotional intensity for which his work is renowned. The use of bold colors and the complex intertwining of the figures create a sense of depth and tension within the composition. The watercolor medium allows for both delicate washes and stark outlines, reflecting Schiele’s precise control over his materials and his ability to convey nuanced psychological states through his subject matter. This artwork, with its raw and candid depiction of the female form, is a testament to Schiele’s exploration of sexuality and the human condition, hallmarks of his contribution to the Expressionist movement.

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