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Monday, September 18, 2017
art exhibition vienna albertina
A new show on the Renaissance polymath demonstrates the creative process of a genius Mentioned in the same breath as Leonardo and Michelangelo, Raphael is a veritable titan whose immense ability as an artist, draughtsman and architect has stood the test of time. Yet Rome wasn’t built in a day – and neither is a masterpiece, with many steps before...
book review vienna charles brackett billy wilde
The recently published diaries of Sunset Boulevard screenwriter Charles Brackett, on Hollywood and the half-mad world of Viennese émigré director Billy Wilder In his first entry on June 7, 1932 Charles Brackett describes his decision to start keeping a diary on a “not particularly significant day” – while unemployment just hit 23.6 per cent and America is lurching off the...
film britain monarch queen victoria
The human side of Britain’s monarch is shown in a softer light No stranger to royals, after humanizing Queen Elisabeth II in the critically-acclaimed The Queen, director Stephen Frears returns to matters of court to give Queen Victoria similar treatment. An adaptation of Shrabani Basu’s book of the same name, based on Her Majesty’s personal correspondence, Academy Award winner Judy...
art vienna exhibition leopold museum
One of Austria’s finest expressionists receives his first major show in over 50 years With a dynamic and dazzling figural style marked by a fierce composition of colors, Anton Kolig may be the greatest Austrian expressionist you’ve never heard of. Somewhat overshadowed by his contemporaries Schiele and Kokoschka, he nonetheless remains a major figure of the first half of the...
city spies espionage thriller movie
A film crew captures Vienna’s clandestine allure for the espionage thriller City of Spies The backdrop certainly isn’t reassuring: I’m in front of a vape shop on a deserted backstreet in a dubious part of Favoriten, Vienna’s rundown 10th district, nervously double-checking the time and address on my email. The newly painted storefront – plugging vials of flavored nicotine for...
book review janek wassermann vienna
Janek Wasserman takes a closer look at conservative discontent in Red Vienna during the interwar period It is the victors who write the history, Winston Churchill once said. In his case, of course, he wrote it himself, in six legendary volumes that established the importance of Britain’s role in winning World War II. And while certainly selective, even prejudicial, it...
vienna art fair contemporary
No longer in its infancy, Viennacontemporary asserts itself as the leading art marketplace in Austria The best art fairs offer a little something for everyone – after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and each work speaks in a different voice to different people. Fortunately for the city’s culture vultures, Viennacontemporary offers just that, evolving over the...
buskers festival karlsplatz vienna
The Buskers Festival enlivens Karlsplatz with world-class performers Since time immemorial, humanity has been fascinated with unusual feats of derring- do, turning to jugglers, jesters, jackanapes and troubadours for amusement. Their modern successors, street artists, continue their legacy on the high streets, giving relief from the daily pendeln (commute) and this month, some of the very best will assemble in...
film festival horror
Austria’s annual frightfest is more than just gore, celebrating the weird and fantastical While more conventional cinematic aficionados spend the entire year looking forward to the Viennale, a small but rather rabid community are marking their calendars a month earlier: For eight years in a row, the Slash Film Festival has been a point of pilgrimage for fans of fantastic,...
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