Expressionism in painting is an artistic movement that emerged in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a movement that emphasizes the emotions and feelings of the artist, rather than simply representing reality. Expressionist artists sought to express their subjective vision of the world, using bright colors and simplified forms. One of the most famous expressionist artists is Edvard Munch, known for his famous painting "The Scream" (1893). Munch used bright colors and simplified forms to express his emotions and deep feelings in his works. Oscar Kokoschka (1886-1980) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918) are also known expressionist artists for their work. Kokoschka is known for his expressive portraits and Schiele for his nudes and intense self-portraits. Kokoschka used bright colors and visible brushstrokes to express his emotions in his works, while Schiele used lines and simplified forms to create emotionally charged works. In summary, expressionism in painting is a movement that emphasizes the personal expression of the artist and his emotions, rather than simply representing reality.
Egon Schiele is an Austrian expressionist painter who began his career very young and was recognized by his fathers (including Gustav Klimt) before his 25th year.
He joined Art Nouveau and the Secession before choosing, through the nude his own path and moving towards Expressionism. His nudes, both self-portraits and those made from models (his mistresses or prostitutes) had a lasting impact on the art of the second half of the 20th century.
He died at the age of 28 of the Spanish Flu.