Schiele’s interest in representing the ugly body in strange dance-like movement is evident in these three works. Without showing his face, the body in The Dancer may have been Schiele’s own. The dancer’s body appears tortured and mal-formed, his skin colored with splotches of green and red. Schiele rejects the ideal of the strong and virile male nude, and chooses to show a suffering figure. In Erwin Dominik Ösen, the male figure assumes a contrived and awkward position, his face and hands rendered in sickly green and purple. The three silhouette figures in Three Male Nudes are simply defaced. Stripped of their identity, they appear as patterns.