- Skip the lines and get two-for-one instant access to two of Vienna's cultural highlights
- Admire the Habsburg emperor's world-class art collections, spanning a staggering five millenia of history
- See masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Vermeer, Titian, Rembrandt and more
It's hard to explain how affecting the work of Mark Rothko truly is – you really have to see it for yourself. Rarely has there been a better time to experience the American's remarkable multiform style in as great a context as this one, presented by the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Pooled from the Rothko family's private collection and various museums across Europe and the United States, 40 of the studious painter's major works are up for display.
Rothko's work was notoriously open ended. Throughout his life, an early penchant for surrealism was replaced by the abstract arrangements for which he is now celebrated. Imaginative names such as Orange, Red and Blue and Untitled lend themselves to the notion that observers should take their own meaning from what they see.
So whether you're already enamored by his style, or just intrigued as to how a painting of three colored quadrilaterals can fetch $188 million at auction, take a moment in the Kunsthistorisches Museum's Picture Gallery this spring to form your own opinions of Rothko's thought-provoking creations.
Unless new information is brought to light, it's unlikely the identity of the artist dubbed The Master of Heiligenkreuz will ever be known. It's this mystery which creates such intrigue around the seminal work credited to one of the premier artists active at the turn of the fifteenth century in Austria.
If only they had remembered to include their signature, eh?
Brought together for the first time, all the surviving and known works of this anonymous master are displayed at Vienna's Kunstkammer, including his diptych depiction of the Annunciation and the Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine.
Travel back in time to the opulent heyday of the Austrian Empire, with skip the line access to the magnificent Kunsthistorisches Museum and Imperial Treasury. Explore the Habsburg Emperor's art museum, stuffed with countless masterpieces including Bruegel's Tower of Babel, then head to the Hofburg Palace to check out the Imperial collection of jewels, gems, and weapons.
With works dating back to Ancient Egypt, and featuring masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Raphael, Vermeer, Titian, Rembrandt, and Rubens, the Kunsthistorisches Museum puts other royal collections to shame.
The building is a veritable work of art too, with marble floors, giant frescoes, and a giant 60-meter dome all ensuring that art of this caliber has the surroundings to match.
Not to be outdone, the Imperial Treasury sits proudly in the oldest wings of the Hofburg Palace. In these hallowed halls, you'll find 21 rooms overflowing with glittering jewels, gems, weaponry, and other symbols of Imperial power.
The undeniable highlight is the actual Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, but the optional audio guide helps put the shiny stuff in the proper historical context.
- Entrance to Kunsthistorisches Museum
- Entrance to the Imperial Treasury
- Audio guide (available for an extra fee in English, German, Italian, French. Also in Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Mandarin at KHM)
- Guided tour (available at KHM for an additional fee)
- Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
- Both museums can be visited on the same or on different days
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
The two museums are about 5 minutes walking apart.
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