About the movie "Egon Schiele: Death And The Maiden"
The movie Egon Schiele: Death And The Maiden, a Luxembourg/Austria production, released in 2016 draws the short life of the Viennese artist Egon Schiele, one of the most provocative artists of Vienna. His erotic work was shocking in the early 20th century. His life and work are animated by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and first muse Gerti, and Wally, probably his only love, immortalized in his famous painting "Death and the Maiden". His radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists such as Gustav Klimt and art agents feel the exceptional. But he is also willing to go beyond his own pain and sacrifice Love and Life for his art that still inspire us today.
The makeup department behind the movie
Movie makeup artist Béatrice Stephany was the head of the makeup team for this movie. Her team transformed each actor and participant to make them fit to the 20th century. Special wigs, mustaches, beards and makeup were used and even hair prosthetic were applied to the private zones of the nude female actors and dancers to match this century. Lynn Schockmel was also part of the team. Her mission was to create a tribal skeleton bodypainting on a black participant with only white and clay. The design had to look imprecise with a cracked effect.
Luxembourg Film Awards 2018 for Best Costume Design to Uli Simon
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