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KHM - Kunsthistorisches Museum - Art History Museum, Vienna: 90 reviews and 212 photos
The collection of paintings of the KHM "Gemäldegalerie" with works from the 15th c. till the 18th c., on the first floor, is divided by the monumental staircase in two wings:
The Italian, Spanish and French paintings in Rooms I till VII and 1 till 13.
Here you will find mainly Venetian paintings (Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Canaletto), Raphael, Caravaggio and Italian Baroque painters, plus a number of Velasquez pictures.
The Flemish, Dutch and German schools are in Rooms IX till XV and 14 till 24.
Here are on display masterworks from the "Flemish Primitives" school (Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Gerard David), the 17th-century Flemish painters (Peter Paul Rubens , Antoon Van Dyck) a good collection of Dutch 17th c. paintings with a Vermeer the "Allegory of Painting" (photo 4), fine marine paintings like the "Statenjacht op de IJ" from L. Backhuizen, and German Renaissance paintings (Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach).
But, of course, it is the worldwide unique collection of 14 paintings of P. BRUEGEL the ELDER, i.e. the third of his paintings known about the world that moves visitors from all over the world to Room X of the KHM.
Among these fourteen some of the most remarkable as "The Peasant Wedding" (photo 1), "The Peasants Dance", "The Tower of Babel" (photo 2), "The Fight of Carnival and Lent", and especially the most beautiful, the purest, the most intense of the works of P. Bruegel "Hunters in the Snow"(photo 3).
Visiting the whole Paintings gallery needs 3 - 4 hours.
The larger rooms are comfortable with sofas so that you can sit in front of your preferred works to admire them at length (photo 5). Fortunately even in the Bruegel room the visitors are not bumping into each other.
If you are short in time I would suggest to start with the Flemish and Dutch part in Rooms IX, 14 and following, as this is the best part of the museum, at least in my opinion.
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 18 h (Thursday 10 - 21 h).
Price (2013): 14 ?, Vienna card 13 ?, <27 yr & > 65 yr 11 ?.
Free < 19 yr.
The ticket is also valid for the KHM collections at the Neue Burg.
Address: Maria Theresienplatz
Directions: Between Museumsplatz & Burgring
Phone: +43 1 52524
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