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Crouching Nude in Shoes and Black Stockings, Back View by Egon Schiele
Crouching Nude in Shoes and Black Stockings, Back View by Egon Schiele

Crouching Nude in Shoes and Black Stockings, Back View, 1912

Egon Schiele

A female model takes a crouched pose, wearing little heels and black stockings, but nothing else. The painter makes her hair a mass of dark color and her long, exposed back a strange, washed out blend of bruised-looking blues, purples and rusty orange. The artist’s work was known for its intensity and raw sexuality, which you can sense in this figure’s twisted shape and the expressive lines with which the artist has drawn her body. The artist’s work fits into a movement called Expressionism, noted for its outward depiction of raw emotion.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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