Portrait of Sonja Knips, Gustav Klimt
Il y a des êtres qui nous touchent plus que d’autres, sans doute parce que, sans que nous le sachions nous-mêmes, ils portent en eux une partie de ce qui nous manque.
Egon Schiele - Sonnenbaum 1910.
Girl with Flowers ~ Joaquin Sorolla
Elliott Erwitt, Paris (Louvre, Musée de l”Orangerie).
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897 (with detail)
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)
Oil on canvas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Roman. Anonymous loan - Bust of Athena (detail), c. 2nd century a.d.
Photo by Erika Dufour
Selene, Greek lunar Goddess
Berlin Pergamon Museum
Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1907-1908) and Egon Schiele’s Cardinal and Nun (1912)
In 1907, Egon Schiele sought out Gustav Klimt, who generously mentored younger artists, and he took a particular interest in the gifted young Schiele, buying his drawings, offering to exchange them for some of his own, arranging models for him and introducing him to potential patrons. Klimt invited Schiele to exhibit some of his work at the 1909 Vienna Kunstschau, where he encountered the work of Edvard Munch, Jan Toorop, and Vincent van Gogh among others. Schiele began to explore not only the human form, but also human sexuality. At the time, many found the explicitness of his works disturbing.