"Albertina" Albertina Museum Tip by antistar
Albertina Museum, Vienna: 49 reviews and 88 photos
Around the Hofburg
My good friend and lead artist is a huge fan of the German artist Egon Schiele, so when I saw his colourful and distinctive works on adverts for the Albertina all over the city, I made a bee-line for this gallery. Schiele's work is fantastically expressive, especially in the human form. He's most famous for the uninhibited eroticism of many of his paintings. By modern standards they could be described as tame in terms of what they show, but how he shows the models can evoke many more complex emotions than simple titillation.
Unfortunately Schiele's exhibition was only temporary, but his calibre is indicative of the quality of work on offer at this gallery. In addition to the excellent and encompassing Schiele exhibition, the gallery has permanent exhibitions that include some works of Schiele himself, along with paintings by Picasso, Cezanne, and Klimt. Possibly its most famous work is Albert Durer's iconic "The Field Hare."
In addition to the art displays are the impressive rooms of the Albertina itself, which were once occupied by the Hapsburg family as part of the Imperial Palace. You can wander around these and it is included in the ticket price.
Address: Albertinaplatz 1
Directions: Near the Hofburg. Take the U-Bahn to Karlsplatz.
Phone: +43 1 53483
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