We love the beautiful drawings of Egon Schiele here at The Vampire’s Wife. It’s the ‘male gaze’ gone berserk! The women he draws are so broken and brutal and angular and abandoned, there is so much anguish and so much despair and so much sex, of course, endless sex – terrifying displays of humanity in states of erotic exhaustion; so why are his pictures so inspiring and affirming? What is it with art that it can shine a light onto our darkest torments but leave us energised and our imaginations fired. I don’t know. I don’t know. But Egon Shiele talks to us down the years and carves apart all the oppressive clutter of the world to something raw and authentic and free. Love, Susie.