Sunday, July 18, 2010

The tempest

I was surprised to see that I had not featured Austrian expressionist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) yet in my blog. Here he is with one of his signature works, a 1914 self portrait expressing his unrequited love for Alma Mahler, widow of composer Gustav Mahler. The work's subtitle, Bride of the Wind, is touchingly romantic.