A Gesture, A Wave

A tortured soul reaches out from the past

Simon Goss
Counter Arts

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Egon Schiele — Hand Study, 1912

It’s obviously a hand, but in such a distorted form that you need to bend your perception a little to work it out. It helps when you realise that the thumb is at top right, with the palm showing green below. The fingers are arched and splayed away from us, with a phenomenal tension that suggests some kind of seizure.

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