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Boy in Green

Last time I visited the contemporary art section of the Ashmolean, I discovered that they had swapped a few things around. A lot of the pieces are the same, like the Hepworth sculptures, although often in different places. Some familiar things are gone but, more exciting, there are some fresh items on display, such as Egon Schiele’s Boy in Green:

Boy in Green

What particularly struck me was the thick white line Schiele had painted round the figure. He didn’t do that on all his portraits but it was one of his tricks.

I don’t know how often they swap things around but, having got used to the previous arrangement, I’ll watch out for the next time they switch things up.

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