Art: Egon Schiele and Adara Sánchez Anguiano
My love affair with art started the summer of 1997, when I was 15 years old. I had previously had extensive exposure to art, as my parents assiduously took me to museums and art galleries throughout my childhood but my interest until then had been a detached interest. It was the interest of a child trying to please her parents, I went to museums in the same way I sat through my math classes. I took in the information presented to me because I had to, because it was expected of me but not because I found it fascinating or even remotely interesting. That all changed the summer of 1997 when on a school trip I went to an Egon Schiele retrospective. I still remember my astonishment at seeing his drawings, wondering how, with so little effort he could convey such emotion and movement. On the back of that experience I decided to take Art History as an A- Level and have since then always dedicated a portion of my time to looking at art in the hope that some of the artists would move me in the same way. Needless to say, I have always dreamed of having an Egon Schiele of my own. Seeing as 90 per cent of Schiele's paintings are owned by the Austrian government, the only way I can foresee this happening is if an apocalyptical event occured which would simultaneously leave the Austrian government so destitute that it would be forced to start selling national treasures, and me so enormously wealthy that I would be able to afford to buy them. Keep dreaming right? I have recently come across an illustrator called Adara Sánchez Anguiano whose work is very reminiscent of Egon Schiele. Some economical strokes, while still being able to convey a sense of movement. Maybe within my budget without the need for the apocalyptical event?