Art in Vienna

Vienna Art Museum: Unlocking Kunsthistorisches

Vienna Art Museum: Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum. Your personal taste against those of the Habsburg Emperors? Unlike anywhere else, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will provide a taste of the Habsburgs’ favourite things: After collecting artwork across Europe and Northern Africa for more than 400 years the Emperors enabled one of Europe’s finest museums. Following my multiple visits, let me share some insight into Vienna’s …

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Adolf Loos Vienna: 10 Spots Where He Broke Ground

Adolf Loos Vienna: Loos Haus upper facade

Where in Vienna can you explore modernism by architect and cultural critic Adolf Loos? Inspired by Loos’ polemic style guide Ornament and Crime I thought it was time to share a list of the 10 best Adolf Loos related sites to visit in Wien and surroundings. Who Was Adolf Loos? Adolf Loos Vienna. Born in today’s Czechia in 1870 Loos was a …

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Fin De Siècle Vienna: How You Best Connect

Fin de Siecle Vienna: Gustav Klimt Tree of Life

Fin De Siecle Vienna. Whether your heart beats for bold patterns or bold ideas, straight lines or straight talking, complex psyches or complex music: a radical mindset is key to enjoying Vienna 1900.  I have pulled together a list of the best things to see and do, including the best anniversary exhibitions.  Fin de Siècle Vienna In Brief Fin De …

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Egon Schiele Museum: Introducing Leopold Collection

Egon Schiele Museum: Portrait of Wally Neuzil

Quite dramatically, the Leopold Museum, aka Egon Schiele Museum in Vienna, throws you head first into Vienna 1900’s haunted soul. To fully grasp the Fin-de-Siècle in Wien Schiele’s artwork is key. In general, Schiele was not an eye pleaser but a radical Expressionist. I only understood that after visiting the Leopold Museum. which houses the world’s largest collection of Schiele …

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Vienna 1900: Two Eye Opening Walks In Wien

Vienna 1900: Otto Wagner church

To explore a period as radical as the early 20th century in Vienna you will need eye-opening walks. These two self guided tours about Vienna 1900 below follow the likes of Sigmund Freud, Stefan Zweig, Gustav Klimt, and Otto Wagner. They are wrapped in two day itineraries, ready for your travel agenda. Plus find some great Jugendstil shopping tips below. …

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Albertina Vienna Museum: Why Art And Gourmet Fans Love It

Albertina Vienna

Every city has its boutique museums. In Wien, we have the Albertina Vienna, our little treasure chest of 19th and 20th century art, fine graphics, architectural sketches from Renaissance to Modernism, and Austrian vintage photography.  Albertina Vienna’s History And Collections Albertina Vienna. In fact, the Albertina’s name comes from Count Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, one of Empress Maria Theresa’s sons-in-law.  Different from most traditional …

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Vienna Art Nouveau Walk: Your Practical Guide

Art Nouveau Walk: Majolika House

Vienna Art Nouveau Walk. To explore Art Nouveau on your own, embark on an enlightening walk using this comprehensive guide and mapped out walking route. Besides top works of Wiener Jugendstil like the Vienna Secession and Otto Wagner buildings you will discover precious hidden gems.  Net Duration of walk: 1 hour 10 min Length: 4.5 km / 2.8 m Anker …

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Vienna Museums – 17 Simple Choices

Vienna Museums: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

How to make the best Vienna Museums and art collections manageable during your visit? Get the basics on 17 simple choices: from Kunsthistorisches Museum, Museums Quarter and Albertina to insider gems Vienna Clock Museum and Beethoven Museum. How Many Museums Are There In Vienna? Although the official number is more than 100 the Viennese Municipality lists more than 250 museums …

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Vienna Secession Building: What’s Behind The Scenes

Vienna Sights: Secession building

Vienna Secession. Whether you love good design, Art Nouveau or the smell of revolution. The Secession deserves a red flag in your travel itinerary. The Secession is the most successful provocation by Viennese architects and artists. It blends early Modernism and late Art Nouveau architecture like no other. The building’s stern white cubes boast gold-plated laurel leafs, owls and twirling …

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Otto Wagner Vienna: 8 Must-Sees Of Art Nouveau and Modernism

Art Nouveau Walk: Otto Wagner house

Otto Wagner Vienna.  Unlike any other, Austrian architect, furniture designer, and interior decorator Otto Wagner holds the key to Viennese Modernist and Art Nouveau architecture. Essentially, Wagner catapulted Fin-de-Siècle Vienna into the 20th century by celebrating the beauty of simplicity. If you want to trace this period when in Wien, use these eight signature pieces below to plan your itinerary. Otto Wagner …

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