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Oskar Kokoschka’s The Dreaming Youths

Jacky Klein, former assistant curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery and now exhibitions organiser at the Hayward Gallery on a picture poem exploring adolescent sexuality, described by by the artist as his 'first love letter'

Jacky Klein

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Line-Block Label

Part 3: Self-Portrait

Part 4: Title-Page

Part 5: Dedication

Part 6: Sleeping Girl

Part 7: The Ship

Part 8: Boatmen Calling

Part 9: The Distant Island

Part 10: Dialogues

Part 11: Bearers of Dreams

Part 12: Eros

Part 13: The Girl Li And I

Reading list

Helen Braham, Kokoschka: Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings in the Princes Gate Collection, pub. University of London, Courtauld Institute Galleries, 08/09/1992 www.amazon.co.uk

Oskar Kokoschka, My Life, pub. Thames and Hudson Ltd, 23/08/1974 www.amazon.co.uk

Jaroslaw Leshko, E. H. Gombrich, Orbis Pictus: The Prints of Oskar Kokoschka, 1906-1976, pub. University of Washington Press, 01/01/1987 www.amazon.co.uk

Alice Strobl, Alfred Weidinger, Oskar Kokoschka: Works on Paper - The Early Years, 1897-1917, pub. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 01/03/1995 www.amazon.co.uk

Frank Whitford, Oskar Kokoschka: A Life, pub. Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 05/06/1986 www.amazon.co.uk

Author's Biography

Jacky Klein is the former Assistant Curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, and is now Exhibitions Organiser at the Heyward Gallery. She is also a writer and lecturer on twentieth-century and contemporary art.

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