Big Shopper by Schiele
This big shopper is inspired by the portrait Austrian pioneer Egon Schiele (1890-1918) made of his young wife Edith. Schiele is known for his passionate audacity, painting eye- popping nudes that practically come to life on canvas. But here’s the twist: his style changes direction with ‘Portrait of Edith’, a painting that is all about sweetness. Edith wears a dress made from the curtains in his studio, a touching symbol. Some background. Hailing from a working-class background, Schiele brushed aside art-world rules. Enter Edith, the young girl next door. Their love story escalated fast; they married just before Schiele was conscripted. It was World War I that changed him, but from its chaos emerged ‘Portrait of Edith’, capturing her vulnerability and his. Edith is blushing, not of excitement, but with embarrassment.
Product Care instructions
100% recycled polyester (GRS certified), with waterproof coating
care instructions: don't wash, gently wipe off stains with a wet cloth, don't iron
size unfolded: 60x60x12cm
giftbox with storytelling: 20 x 15 x 2,5 cm