Sitting Female Nude

Sitting Female Nude is a beautiful colored collotype from the series Handzeichnungen”, a fine art portfolio by Egon Schiele.

Original Title: Sitzender weiblicher Akt, farbig.

This original print, depicting a wonderful female nude in a relaxed pose with an orage cloth, was realized in 1914 with a very rapid line and vivid colors. Signed on plate “Egon Schiele 1914” on the lower right margin in a cartouche. This is one of the four colored collotypes of the suite Handzeichnungen.

In excellent conditions: as good as new, with a black cardboard passepartout: cm 58.6 x 42.2.

Handzeichnungen

Handzeichnungen is a beautiful collection consisting of 15 collotype prints after original watercolors and drawings by the Austrian artist, four of which are colored. Published by Verlag Eduard Strache, Vienna, Prague, Leipzig, in 1920, in an edition of 510 prints: the first group, numbered in Roman numerals I-X, were hand-signed by Schiele and included one of his original drawings. Our copy specimen is the number VI. The images were printed by Kunstanstalt, the specialist of collotypes, Max Jaffe in Vienna. The portfolio with the printed pages was printed by Gesellschaft fur Graphische Industrie, Wien VI.

Posthumous printed portfolios, such as our Handzeichnungen, are a continuation of the tradition that Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele helped to develop and popularize in Vienna in their lives. Schiele's hand captured all the different shades of the erotic, the intellectual, and the aesthetic.

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Artist Egon Schiele
Typology Original Prints
Technique Collotype
Year 1920
Editor Verlag Eduard Strache, Vienna, Prague, Leipzig
Image Dimensions (cm) No
Dimensions (cm) 45 x 31.2
Subject Nude, Portraits, Women

Sitting Female Nude is a beautiful colored collotype from the series Handzeichnungen”, a fine art portfolio by Egon Schiele.

Original Title: Sitzender weiblicher Akt, farbig.

This original print, depicting a wonderful female nude in a relaxed pose with an orage cloth, was realized in 1914 with a very rapid line and vivid colors. Signed on plate “Egon Schiele 1914” on the lower right margin in a cartouche. This is one of the four colored collotypes of the suite Handzeichnungen.

In excellent conditions: as good as new, with a black cardboard passepartout: cm 58.6 x 42.2.

Handzeichnungen

Handzeichnungen is a beautiful collection consisting of 15 collotype prints after original watercolors and drawings by the Austrian artist, four of which are colored. Published by Verlag Eduard Strache, Vienna, Prague, Leipzig, in 1920, in an edition of 510 prints: the first group, numbered in Roman numerals I-X, were hand-signed by Schiele and included one of his original drawings. Our copy specimen is the number VI. The images were printed by Kunstanstalt, the specialist of collotypes, Max Jaffe in Vienna. The portfolio with the printed pages was printed by Gesellschaft fur Graphische Industrie, Wien VI.

Posthumous printed portfolios, such as our Handzeichnungen, are a continuation of the tradition that Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele helped to develop and popularize in Vienna in their lives. Schiele's hand captured all the different shades of the erotic, the intellectual, and the aesthetic.

The Collotype

This dichromate-based photographic process was invented in 1856. The gelatin plates required delicate preparation involving light exposure, washing, and drying. They were inked using a velvet or leather roller, and printed using a hand-proof process with a light-pressured press. Collotype plates could not be re-used: they were created in limited editions of extremely high quality. Lithography later replaced this process, which has now become a nearly lost kind of art.

Egon Schiele

Esteemed for his masterful draftsmanship, Egon Schiele is remembered for his precocious insights into human condition. Part of the first wave of Austrian Modernism, he was fascinated by the eternal tension between Eros and Thanatos, or Life and Death.

Life is synonymous with attraction, love, sexuality, and reproduction, whilst Death signifies distortion, disease, repulsion, and hysteria. His contorted lines, jarring contrasts, his disarticulated bodies, the flat areas of color, demonstrate an early adhesion to the Expressionist philosophy, driven forward by artists who were constantly frustrated with conventionality in all its forms. Schiele’s work embodied man’s disorientation in an absurd world, plagued by disease and war. It continues to be astonishingly relevant still today, not just because it helped to define Modernism, but also because it revealed the dark side of human condition.

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