Statement of responsibility: Oliver Wick ... [et al.]
Exhibition held at Kunsthaus Zürich, 10 October 2014 to 25 January 2015.
Painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918) produced his main body of work within the space of ten years. His Famous nudes probed unwaveringly the existential core of human experience. The paintings of Jenny Saville (b. 1970) are no less intensely physical and confrontational than Schiele's. This catalogue brings together the works of these two artists for the first time. Revealed is the stylistic and thematic proximity of the body-landscapes and portraits by the two artists for the first time, revealing stylistic and thematic affinities in their body-landscapes and portraits - despite the decades separating their work and the differences in their brushwork. The paintings and drawings of both artists lend the human body an insistent corporeality. In Schiele's usually small-format self-portraits, the pose, the accentuated view from below and gestural style give the images a visual impact equal to the forceful punch of Saville's giant formats.
176 p. : ill.
Schiele, Egon; Human figure in art Exhibitions.; Saville, Jenny; Painting Modern 20th century Exhibitions.; Painting, Modern 21st century Exhibitions.