I’m a fan of Schiele as well as of interiors. What’s interesting to me in this precocious painting is the backlighting of the subject and the skillful rendering of hazy, natural light suffusing the room. The uniform NW-to-SE directionality of the brushstrokes suggests the travel of the rays. Also noted: how the piano has clarity of detail at its far end and blurs as it approaches the viewer, somewhat the reverse of conventional perspective.
(Nadia Khomami, “Egon Schiele painting of his uncle rediscovered after over 90 years,” theguardian.com, 5-5-22)
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