T+L Reports: Vienna, Inside Out
Published: April 2009
Early-20th-century Viennese painter Egon Schiele seems the quintessential indoor artist, his wildly erotic nudes and haunting self-portraits fueled by the nervous energy of late-night café culture. But this fall, "Egon Schiele—Landscapes" at the Leopold Museum in Vienna (1 Museumsplatz; 43-1/525-700; www.leopoldmuseum.org), presents the artist's portrayals of urban and natural scenes. At its center are Schiele's views of Krumau on the Moldau, the village in Bohemia where the painter lived for a few months in 1911. Although his stay was brief, the region remained etched in his imagination, its gabled houses and dark, empty streets reappearing in his canvases with claustrophobic intensity. September 17-January 31.