Egon Schiele and his age

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Until 29 September 2013

Egon Schiele, Still Life with Books (Schiele’s Desk), oil on canvas, 1914 © Szépművészeti Múzeum / Museum of Fine Arts

Following the presentation of Viennese Art Nouveau organised two years ago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest is now offering a look at the work of the younger generation of artists active in the imperial capital at the turn of the 20th century. Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are only two among the expressionist painters whose works can be admired in Budapest. The exhibition comprises nearly 100 works, primarily from the collection of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. The show marks a centenary of the first presentation in Budapest of some of the paintings.