“Atmospheric speech”

To celebrate the coming of spring, an Egon Schiele watercolor and some images of his poetry (a.k.a. thought-into-word art).These are all from the Leopold Museum’s 2008 catalogue, Der Lyriker Egon Schiele: Briefe und Gedichte 1910-12. As the museum explains,

Many of Egon Schiele’s letters and poems are designed almost as graphic artworks. The themes are similar to those in his images: personal visions of massive expressive power, full of vividness and immediacy. Unusual word combinations and word creations, grammatically incomplete sentences and the graphic translation of thought dashes mark this unusual atmospheric speech. 

A modest offering during this hectic period, but a visually enjoyable one, even for non-Germanophones.

Egon Schiele, Recollection of the Green Stockings, drawing and watercolor

Egon Schiele, Recollection of the Green Stockings, drawing and watercolor

Egon Schiele, A Self-Portrait, poem

Egon Schiele, A Self-Portrait, poem

Egon Schiele, A Self-Portrait, poem

Egon Schiele, Fir Forest, poem

Egon Schiele, Fir Forest, poem

Egon Schiele, The Portrait, poem

Egon Schiele, The Portrait, poem

Egon Schiele, Country Road, poem

Egon Schiele, Country Road, poem

Egon Schiele, Two Clergymen, poem

Egon Schiele, Two Clergymen, poem

Egon Schiele, Wet Evening, poem

Egon Schiele, Wet Evening, poem

Egon Schiele, White Swan, poem

Egon Schiele, White Swan, poem

UPDATE 8/20/15: More Schiele for the viewing at Artsy.net’s Egon Schiele page.

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