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Beauty
March 2003

Egon SchieleExpressive Sensuality

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Lam Facial Plastics
1112 N Floyd Rd, Suite 9
Richardson, TX 75080
(e-mail: samlammd@yahoo.com)

 

Lam Facial Plastics
 1112 N Floyd Rd, Suite 9
 Richardson, TX 75080
 (e-mail: samlammd@yahoo.com)


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003;5(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/archfaci.5.2.212

TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY VIENNA was a hotbed of contradictions. The proud capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire enchanted the world with the glamorous façade of a glittery metropolis while boasting a refined sense of modernity. Below this bejeweled and self-affirming exterior lay a city of rampant corruption, poverty, and social tension. Under these opposing strains the masterful artist Egon Schiele emerged. He created a unique vision of expressive sensuality, in which the human form was captured with a ferocity so intense that it bordered on the grotesque.

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