Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires
A film that conjures up the passionate, provocative world of EGON SCHIELE.
DANGEROUS DESIRES, directed by Teresa Griffiths, includes contributions from Iggy Pop, Lily Cole and Jake Chapman. Dramatic reconstructions choreographed by acclaimed physical theatre company GECKO, and animation, titles and projections by BDH Creative.
The film, available here on BBC iPLAYER, tells Schiele's dramatic story in his own words, using original letters and writings - many of them translated for the first time. The film celebrates his remarkable artistic achievements but also debates the controversies around his work.
His sexually frank images shocked early 20th-century Vienna and still challenge us today. But are these the images of empowered women in control - or figures of voyeurism? And how do we view his images of young girls from our modern perspective? Schiele didn't just make groundbreaking art; he was also a new kind of artist, carefully crafting his own myth, pioneering the notion of the artist as personality and performer in a way that would influence generations of other cultural trailblazers like DAVID BOWIE and IGGY POP.
Commissioned by BBC Studios Arts for BBC Television.