Egon Schiele letter to Franz Hauer, collector, August 1912

Egon Schiele“At the moment I am mainly observing the body movement of mountains, water, trees, and flowers. Everywhere there are reminders of movements in the human body, which are similar to the rushes of joy and pain in plants. Painting alone is not enough for me. I know that it is possible to create intrinsic qualities with colours.–In the secret places of the heart it is possible to imagine an autumnal tree in the middle of summer; it is that melancholy that I would like to paint…”

Egon Schiele, the Egoist, Jean-Louise Gaillemin, Abrams Discoveries,

Egon Schiele, Self-portrait, 1912