Preview – Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires

Egon Schiele
Programme Name: Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Egon Schiele (HENRY McGRATH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Bethany Hobbs

This programme looks at the brief life of the Austrian painter whose works shocked the world.

Having died a century ago of Spanish flu, Egon Schiele was famous for his nudes, which to this day stir debate about whether he was exploiting or empowering his models. Featuring contributions from famous fans of his work, there are also dance-based reconstructions of his work on display.

Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires is on BBC Two at 21.00.

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