Framework for Romanticism as a Sound and Morality as an Image
My study within the scope of this class (which is applicable to my life in general) has been a study on how the natural world can informmorality. This study began when I starting to look into Egon Schiele’s work as an artist, and later I found out he was also a poet.
In his watercolors on paper, he attempts to ask a question about man’s condition (as seen in the graphic figure below).
In his more refined oil paintings, he attempts to answer to questions proposed in his watercolors as seen below.
Music While Drowning
There were moments when the black river
put a yoke on all my powers.
I saw the small waters large
and the gentle shores steep and high.
Turning, I fought
and heard the waters within me,
the good and beautiful black waters—
then I breathed golden strength again.
The river flowed, rigid and strong.
Poem by Egon Schiele, originally in German