- Experience the art collection of the once-mighty Habsburg family at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
- See the world's biggest collection of paintings by 16th-century Dutch master Pieter Bruegel the Elder
- Get up close to masterpieces by Caravaggio, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens 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.
Brush up on your fine art appreciation at one of Europe's premier art museums. Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) is packed to its lavish rafters with masterpieces, ranging from antiquity to the Rennaissance. A total must for art lovers in The Imperial City.
Skip the line and clip-clop across pristine marble floors, up elegant gold staircases, and through bright halls emblazoned with intricate frescoes. The building's stately interior is the perfect space to flood the senses with artistic wonders.
Marvel at cursed time-worn treasures from ancient Egypt, and magnificent antique statues from Classical era Greece and Rome. Then see how Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces measure up in the Kunstkammer Wien - the cradle of the museum.
The Picture Gallery showcases stunning works such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Tower of Babel, Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Summer, Raphael's Madonna of the Meadow, and so many more.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
The building's twin, located directly across Maria-Theresien-Platz, is the Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum). It was opened at the same time as Kunsthistorisches Museum and is well worth a visit if you aren't all museumed out.
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