10 years on from acclaimed exhibition Gustav Klimt, Tate Liverpool showcases the works of his protégé, radical Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele (1890–1918) alongside the work of American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958 – 1981). Renowned for their nude portraits and self-portraits, Schiele and Woodman lay bare their subject’s emotional state in intimate work.
A champion of Austrian expressionism, Schiele had a distinctive style using quick marks and sharp lines to capture the animated energy of his models. Francesca Woodman was one of the most innovative photographers of the 20th century. She employed long exposures to create blurred images that captured extended moments in time. Her photographs are striking, surreal and often humorous.
Woodman’s photographs highlight how Schiele’s practices and ideas continue to have a relevance to contemporary art in an exhibition that offers the viewer a close encounter with these personal and powerful works.