on my 21st birthday a past friend gave me a book on egon schiele, and i loved it. his strange figures with their radically articulated hands, their skin painted in hues tinged with greens and blues, their physicality, their earthen sexuality. beautiful, strange, sullen, sexual, delicate, alien, attenuated, striking.

but i like this painting best, and i am going to buy a print for my new room: