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By Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson

Artists seeking to complement a dwell version classification or hone their talents from the relief of domestic are supplied with a pretty good pictorial consultant to the human shape during this specified reference. approximately two hundred crisp photos painting a various workforce of female and male versions from numerous angles in fifty two classically encouraged poses. certain lighting fixtures unearths another way hidden components of the types and illustrates wealthy shadowing and tone, whereas an anatomical research, encouraged by means of da Vinci’s Vitruvian guy, offers particular proportional references for every version.

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But whereas Klimt belongs to that transitional period at end of the nineteenth century, Schiele and Kokoschka represent the beginnings of that quintessentially early twentieth-century movement, expressionism. Schiele, like Klimt, produced many drawings of nudes, but where Klimt’s drawings were peaceful, dreamy and delicate, Schiele reflected a tortured and neurotic psyche. He drew himself endlessly – an emaciated, troubled figure – and his drawings of female nudes manage to render the women simultaneously sexually attractive and repulsive.

Burnt in 1945 at Immendorf Castle. 30 It must be remembered that despite their tastes for balls, the opera, theatre and music, the Viennese upper classes were extremely conservative in their tastes. A combination of strict Roman Catholicism and rigid social morals kept them buttoned up, at least on the surface. And whilst people were only too happy to indulge in all sorts of sensual pleasures that were sanctioned by society – the waltz, for example – they did not appreciate having openly erotic, ugly or sexual subjects thrust before them, a double standard which speaks volumes about fin de siècle morality.

Military defeats across the Empire sounded warning bells for future stability, whilst Vienna was filling up with Czechs, gypsies, Hungarians, Poles, Jews, and Romanians – immigrants from the poorest parts of the Empire, all in search of work, often living in appalling conditions. The wealthy Viennese, however, chose not to acknowledge these signals of future trouble but rather to ignore the outside world and immerse themselves in a whirl of pleasurable activities. This was a period of great musicians – Brahms, Bruckner, Strauss the younger, Schönberg, Mahler and, of course, Franz Lehár, creator of the light operettas so beloved of the Viennese.

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