Sketchbook Pages III

A few things I've been meaning to archive here. More to follow.

Bonus: Schiele's Portrait of Hans Massmann, 1909, that I keep admiring wistfully. Not only does he incorporate his lovely organic patterning and lines through the piece, he successfully combines them with strong shapes and geometric compositional elements, generating a powerfully designed portrait. The earthy colors reinforce this feeling of strength, as well as the manner in which Hans Massmann is glancing from the corner of his eye at the viewer from an elevated position, even though he is seated and relaxed.