"egon schiele. the making of a collection" focuses on the genesis of the belvedere's schiele collection, complemented by international loans. in addition, years of research by the belvedere's conservation department have led to new discoveries about schiele's working methods that are presented for the first time at the exhibition!
by comparing schiele's painting "mother with two children iii" (1915-1917) with the x-ray image or the infrared reflectography, for example, it becomes clear that schiele made changes in the process of his artwork: the eyes of the child in the left image area, which were initially open, or the jagged pattern of the blanket. interested to discover more about schiele? then try out the augmented reality experience in our exhibition and have a look at the different versions of some of his paintings on your own smartphone! 👀