Klimt/Schiele drawings: A sensual “unmissable” double act at the Royal Academy, London

Oct 31, 2018, 8:21 AM EDT
(Source: https://www.albertina.at/)
(Source: https://www.albertina.at/)

The Royal Academy, London is presenting a mix and mashup of “sexy, cringe-making and unmissable” drawings by the “bad boys of Viennese modernism,” Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918), to commemorate the deaths of the teacher-protégé duo.

The drawings reflect the indelible impressions the two geniuses left on each other, manifesting the common streams of imagination in their works, writes The Guardian. The duo saw “the profound in the pornographic,” bore the brunt of a conformist society for their obscene art, and yet persevered to fashion gems that today narrate the “stories of censorship and martyrdom.”

The works by Klimt and Schiele ooze with an “edgy, boundary-pushing allure” appealing to the eternal adolescent in many, notes The Telegraph.