Austrian artist of the 20th century.
I am drawn to Schiele’s ability to go beyond the physical and explore his sitters’ psyche/sexuality. His drawings often look very simple and spontaneous but I find it fascinating that through this oversimplification of the human form, he manages to bring the viewer to a deeper and more personal level. It is almost as if I could feel and understand the model’s (often troubled) inner life. I like Schiele’s honesty, how different his drawings are and how he isn’t afraid of breaking the rules or drawing people in a way that doesn’t follow the conventional notions of beauty.