Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Feature: Egon Schiele

Holy Family by Egon Schiele
Schiele created characters with distortion to the point of strange and yet they embody personalities just as strong as yours or mine. He abstracted images til they became more "real" to us than a photograph, hitting at the way we feel about things as opposed to what we see.

And... he loved the embrace, as do I.

Schiele's work also tends to provoke the topic of defining the difference between art and pornography. Of this I say that the quibbling usually is done to elevate art and dis porn.  The underlying assumption being that sexuality is bad and should be shunned while "art" deals only with our higher forms of self.  I view sexuality as a sacred energy and think that it is an integral part of who we are.  As such art should not be restrained from addressing issues of sexuality.

If it speaks to you- let's embrace it.
It must be hitting at our core.

 I am only interested in the truth.
Drawing by Egon Schiele
Art cannot be modern, art is timeless. 
I must see new things and investigate them. 
I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds
-Egon Schiele

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