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"Coming of Age: Egon Schiele and the Modernist Culture of Youth"
2005-11-16 until 2006-01-07
Galerie St. Etienne
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
COMING OF AGE, which runs from November 15 through January 7, is timed to
complement the simultaneous Egon Schiele retrospective at the Neue Galerie,
New York. Adolescence, the theme of the Galerie St. Etienne's exhibition,
was a favorite subject common not just to Egon Schiele, but to many other
early 20th century artists.
"COMING OF AGE" also includes works by Erich
Heckel, E.L. Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch
and others. At the turn of the 20th century, the notion of adolescence as a
distinct developmental phase between childhood and adulthood was relatively
new. From this indeterminate transitional period, there evolved a youthful
subculture ready to challenge both the artistic and the social customs of
the older generation. Obviously, the sexual yearning provoked by puberty was
a key aspect of the new adolescent subculture, but so was the desire to
overturn conventional bourgeois norms that became central to the modernist
The Galerie St. Etienne is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11-5, and at
other times by appointment. A detailed checklist of the exhibition will be
available free of charge on request by mail or online.
Portrait of the Painter Paris von GŁtersloh
Acquired from the Galerie St. Etienne by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
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