Klimt Like Never Before, but Schiele Stole My Heart

Last week I had the pleasure of viewing the Klimt and Schiele exhibit at the MFA in Boston with my Mentor, Emily Eveleth. The show was curated so incredibly well, as the drawings so seamlessly went together sometime blurring the line between the two artists work, something that previous to this show, I would not have imagined possible.

Klimt’s paintings, usually so ornate with lavishly painted gold fabrics, are in stark contrast to the drawings that were exhibited in this show. Emily and I were in awe of the effortless lines, the captured features in delicate lines or soft values and the patterns of the fabric taking a backseat to the figure. What was amazing is how one line can change the entire image! How a few soft pencil strokes can create a value scale was so very inspiring. Klimt, in all his painting glory was, first, one hell of a painter!


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