Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two ...
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Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably his one true love, immortalized in his famous painting 'Death and the Maiden'. His radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But he is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his art that inspires us up to this day.
During several closeups it can be seen that Noah Saavedra (Egon) and Valerie Pachner (Wally) are wearing contact lenses. The distinctive transparent rings around the irises are clearly showing. See more »
Beautiful, erotic, sad, and poetic
I've always been in love with Egon Schiele's work. He's probably my favourite painter. So, I was a bit skeptical about this film. But I loved it! The cinematography is beautiful, the performances are great (especially Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, and Valerie Pachner), and the music is sublime. Egon produced in his short life around 300 canvases and around 2,000 water colours and drawings. And they are all amazing. I would have preferred a bit more about the paintings and less of the women, but overall, it's a wonderful film. Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen is a beautiful, erotic, sad, and poetic film. A real gem. 10/10
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