"The picture must radiate light, the bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from outside." --Egon Schiele
Egon Schiele, an Austrian painter, died in 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic at 28, succumbing three days after his pregnant wife. Though his career was short, he's remembered today in books, films, and essays. The largest collection of his work can be found at the Leopold Museum in Vienna.
Schiele came up this weekend in Kansas City, where I was visiting my son Austin, a sophomore at the Kansas City Art Institute. Other topics of conversation: anarchy, figure-drawing technique, and Seapunk. The visit was so action-packed that it deserves its own post. No promises, however . . .