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His move to Paris in 1886 brought van Gogh into contact with Paul Gauguin, Camille
Pissarro, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Paris saw the first evolution in
his paintings; his palette became lighter and he started to use pure colours. In 1888 he
moved to Arles, where his artistic liberation was accelerated and completed. He also had
his first attack of insanity there; he used to paint every day and produced an astonishing
amount of marvelous work, such as the Sunflower series. During a visit by his friend
Gauguin van Gogh cut off one of his own ears.

Austrian expressionist artist Egon Leo Adolf Schiele, b. June 12, 1890, d. Oct. 31, 1918,
was at odds with art critics and society for most of his brief life. Even more than Gustav
Klimt, Schiele made eroticism one of his major themes and was briefly imprisoned for
obscenity in 1912. His treatment of the nude figure suggests a lonely, tormented spirit
haunted rather than fulfilled by sexuality. At first strongly influenced by Klimt, whom he
met in 1907, Schiele soon achieved an independent anticlassical style wherein his jagged
lines arose more from psychological and spiritual feeling than from aesthetic
considerations. He painted a number of outstanding portraits, such as that of his
father-in-law, Johann Harms (1916; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City), and a
series of unflinching and disquieting self-portraits. Late works such as The Family (1918;
Oesterreichische Galerie, Vienna) reveal a newfound sense of security.


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