"An idea no longer shrouded in mist, through wave or ether comes to me, like a star from high up in the skies, or a pearl from the bottom of the sea." - Victor Hugo (Les rayons et les ombres)
The prisoner Schiele would have spent more time in prison if it were today is my guess. The calligraphy on the door is impressive.
They used the cell as a coal shed when the prison closed down. But then tourist industry came to own and Egon Schiele was rehabilitated, so the place was cleaned up and whitewashed. Sad that he died at 28. Had much to offer the art world.
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