Vienna – Egon Schiele and Wally Neuzil

blogpic_egon_schiele_wallyVienna – The painting “Wally” is one of Egon Schiele’s best-known works. An exhibition in the Leopold Museum deals with the woman behind the picture. From early 1911, Walburga “Wally” Neuzil (1894-1917) was not only a model for Egon Schiele, but also his girlfriend until the spring of 1915. The exhibition “Wally Neuzil. Her life with Egon Schiele” in the Leopold Museum approaches the woman through artworks, autographs, photos and documents. On show are important works by Schiele, such as the famous paintings “Wally” and “Death and Girl” as well as other drawings and watercolors by the artists, for which Wally posed as a model. The exhibition outlines the various stages of Wally’s life: from model to nurse. It presents the life of a woman around the turn of the last century and her influence on Egon Schiele. She went with him to Krumau and Neulengbach in 1911, stood by him during his time in prison in April 1912 and remained his most important reference person until 1915. When Schiele learned of Wally’s death in 1917, he also renamed the painting from “Man and Girl” to “Death and Girl” …

Wally Neuzil. Her life with Egon Schiele
Dates: February 27 to June 1, 2015 • The Leopold Museum • Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Vienna
Link: www.leopoldmuseum.org

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