Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Richard Gerstl’s adorable body of work.
The Leopold Museum’s “Inspiration – Legacy” exhibition – which ends next Monday – consists of Gerstl’s defining paintings but also photographs and letters. An ill-fated affair with the wife of his close friend Arnold Schönberg preceded his suicide at the age of just 25 in 1908.
The late artist’s self-portraits, which carry a decidedly sinister undercurrent, and his portraits of colleagues, friends and family members will leave a lasting impression. But it’s the delicate luminosity of his small landscapes that grab the place in the limelight.
“Inspiration – Legacy” also features works of art by painters and sculptors who influenced Gerstl or were influenced by him, including Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard and Georg Baselitz.