Egon Schiele’s Sketchbooks Brought to Life

Egon Schiele is everyone’s favorite Austrian Expressionist, known for emotional and erotic figures penned in fierce-but-delicate linework. The mere mention of his name brings to mind the twisted and contorted, angular bodies that stare back with wide eyes and languid expressions. Imagine, for a moment, this macabre crowd were to crawl from the pages of the countless sketchbooks Schiele left behind: this is exactly what you’ll discover in the dance interpretation inspired by his work—complete with faces, bodies, and clothing painted à la Schiele, giving life to portraits that appear to have begged for it all along.

At right, view the trailer from the 2010 version of “The Featherstonebaughs Draw on the Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele”.