Not a book-related post today. I saw this great illustration over at rackk and ruin and it just felt right for today.
As there was no credit I'm not sure if she's drawn it or if there is someone else I should be giving props to - please enlighten me..
The illustration is by Egon Schiele (thank you very much rackk and ruin!), a protégé of Gustav Klimt's. Klimt's influence can be seen fairly clearly in this particular piece even if not perhaps in his other work.
"Egon Schiele (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.
Schiele's work is noted for its intensity, and the many self-portraits the artist produced. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism, although still strongly associated with the art nouveau movement (Jugendstil)."