On October 10th 2017, the opening of the exhibition of drawings by the most outstanding representatives of Austrian art of the early 20th century, Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918), will take place at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
At the first large-scale exhibition of artworks by Klimt and Schiele more than 100 sheets from the collection of the Albertina Museum (Vienna) will be displayed – 47 drawings by Gustav Klimt and 49 drawings by Egon Schiele. These artworks originated during different creative periods and show different kinds of drawings: studies of the figures related to the paintings, portraits, single studies of female nude figures. With the traditional graphic technics – black chalk, pencil, watercolours, gouache – the artists were solving new esthetic problems occurring at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.
(Photo: Egon Schiele, Female model in red dress (detail), 1914, pencil and gouache on Japanese paper, © The Albertina Museum, Vienna)