Egon Schiele - Quotes

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To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life. ---->>>

Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal. ---->>>

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants. ---->>>

All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me. ---->>>

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures? ---->>>

Everything is dead while it lives. ---->>>

I believe in the immortality of all creatures. ---->>>

I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness. ---->>>

I am so rich that I must give myself away. ---->>>

My mother is a very strange woman... She doesn't understand me in the least and doesn't love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: June 12, 1890
Birthplace: Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Die: 10-31, 1918
Occupation: Artist
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Egon Schiele (German: [ˈʃiːlə]; 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked self-portraits (wikipedia)