Schiele’s Landscape with Ravens

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Egon Schiele Rabenlandschaft [Landscape with Ravens] (1911) oil on canvas 95.8 x 89cm

I love Egon Schiele’s paintings, and I was surprised to recently find an amazing one online that seems to be well known but that I hadn’t seen before. It also looks quite different to the landscapes I know by Schiele. I was scrolling through a blog and when I saw this, Landscape with Ravens (above), I first thought it was an Oehlen painting from the early 1980s. Some of my favourite Oehlen paintings were made between 1980 and 1986, including Rotes Haus (below), which I wrote about before here.

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Albert Oehlen Rotes Haus (1985) oil, lacquer and mirror on canvas

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Albert Oehlen Untitled (1982) oil on canvas

Schiele’s Landscape with Ravens also reminds me of Guston’s Tormentors, and of the vaulting perspective in some of Jules de Balincourt’s paintings.

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Philip Guston The Tormentors (1947-48) oil on canvas 103.8 x 153.7cm

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Jules de Balincourt City Dwellers and Star Seekers (2010) oil and acrylic on panel 40 x 47cm

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