Crêpe de Chine Intellect

Dina El-Sioufi

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Dimensions:

135cm x 135cm

Year:

2020

Frame:

Without frame

Technique:

Oil on linen canvas

Description:

This double portrait is of Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka (right) with cigarette and Austrian writer/philosopher/intellectual Karl Kraus. I gave painted Kokoschka after one of his photos and painted Kraus after Kokoschka’s portrait painting of Kraus. The title is taken from Kraus’s lacerating criticism about the narrow-minded bigotry and pettiness that pervaded the Vienna intellectual scene. This of course sadly still applies to many “intellectual “ circled/ closed societies today with artists, writers, etc that are different, original, revolutionary, or outsiders suffering the consequences.