Pregnant Woman and Death (Mother and Death)

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele - Pregnant Woman and Death (Mother and Death)
Egon Schiele’s tragic childhood experience (the death of his brothers and a sister) is reflected in his art. The topic of death first appeared in the artist’s work in 1910, namely in Dead Mother (Leopold Museum, Vienna), and the same topic is also crucial for the Prague painting. The two pieces of art are painted in ochre and brown hues. However, Pregnant Woman and Death is composed more of geometric and intertwining diagonal lines. It is interesting that Death, partly bearing Schiele’s features, including the hairstyle and clothing, gives an impression of a monk.
measurements: height 100 cm
width 100 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 4396
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism

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