Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

Royal Academy of Arts

4 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

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The creative relationship of two major 20th-century artists is explored in this rare exhibition of their revealing and fragile works on paper.

Egon Schiele, Seated Female Nude, Elbows Resting on Right Knee, 1914

Around 100 portraits, landscapes, nudes and erotic drawings go on display, offering a unique opportunity to see some of the 20th century’s most important works on paper.

Highlights include Gustav Klimt’s sketches for his seminal Beethoven Frieze and unflinching self-portraits by Egon Schiele, which due to their delicacy will not see the light of day again for many years.

Schiele was the protégé of the radical Symbolist painter Klimt, but the influence went both ways. Both revelled in the immediacy of drawing, an ideal medium for exploring new ideas of modernity, subjectivity and the erotic, and this exhibition, which marks the centenary of their deaths, gives an intimate insight into their relationship.

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Opening times

Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm Fri, 10am – 10pm Closed 23 Jun, 24 – 26 Dec

Please visit for special late openings: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/plan-your-visit

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