Thursday, January 6, 2011

EGON SCHIELE BOOK


I just got a new book in the mail, ordered from Borders with a gift card I got for Christmas.  Egon Schiele's work has intrigued me for some time and I'm enjoying learning more about his very short (born 1890, died 1918 of the Spanish flu) life.  It is a big book, over 480 pages, with every piece of art on paper that is in existence.  I love his use of line as well as his often mottled colors.

I also received my Daniel Smith after Christmas order (7 new tubes of watercolor with a freebie of a daVinci cosmotop-spin brush).  Daniel Smith was having the freebie brush if you order 5 tubes of paint - they still may be offering that sale, if you're interested.  I've never had a daVinci cosmotop-spin brush (http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-G-063-320
so I'll try it and let you know how it works.  I already like the feel of it.  Right now they are having a paper sale.

9 comments:

jgr said...

Hi Rhonda, Thanks for the info about EGON SCHIELE, I agree: his line work is wonderful and very expressive.

Irina said...

Sounds like you have a day in heaven with all the art related stuff. Congratulations!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane. If you like his work, the book is a good one and worth seeing all of his works on paper.

Irina, new art supplies and books/magazines are always a special gift :)

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
Thank you for the info. I bought "Egon Schiele"(ISBN3-7913-3644-4) in 2006...A$130, OUCH~! But worth spending. I wanted to know how he moved onto his interesting style from orthodox dessin and paintings. Particularly, his composition, color use, strong lines, yet caputres model's who's who are very attractive.
Cheers, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Sadami, I hope you really enjoy the book - that is a bit pricy. It was $34 US for me to buy it from Borders here - Amazon might have it, too, about the same price. But it really is a beautiful book.

Maggie Latham said...

Hi Rhonda, You left a comment on my 100 Washes blog regarding Jane's washes, so I jumped over to your blog only to discover your recent new book addition. Funnily enough I did my thesis in art school (almost 30 years ago) on Egon Schiele. His exaggerated use of line and colour is just fantastic.
Thanks for stopping by the blog...
Maggie

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Maggie, for stopping by and commenting. I so admire the 100 Washes blog and the work the artists are doing there. I am behind in seeing the work but did browse through several today of the latest postings. What a wonderful idea to do this and get a group together to share in the growth and inspiration! I have always admired Egon Schiele's work (I was introduced to his work when I was doing life drawing sessions year's ago) and had my eye on getting a book about him but never did. I love reading about artists and their lives. Sometimes I come away saying, "I love his/her work but wouldn't have liked him/her" but it gives you another perspective into artistic personalities and struggles. I am dragging my feet in finishing this one because I know how it ends - and want to savor the time up to 1918.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda, I purchased a couple of Schiele prints or lithos or ??? about 10 years ago from a second hand store. They had labels on them from a gallery in NYC that I cannot find online. Any idea as to how I could find out their value andmore info?

RH Carpenter said...

Sorry, Anonymous, I haven't a clue how you would find info on this - perhaps other NYC galleries or auction houses might know? You could always begin searching online and see what's out there...