Mark Rothko makes his first appearance in Austria, with a comprehensive retrospective spanning his entire career. Unconstrained by the boundaries of expressionism, born from the absurdity of surrealism and defined by the experimental color palettes of his multiforms, Mark Rothko established a name for himself that lives on to this very day throughout the world […]
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Kunstforum Flying High: women artists of Art Brut
The Kunstforum brings the women of Art Brut to the forefront With the current Zeitgeist’s fondness for inclusivity, it is perhaps unsurprising that Art Brut has made a comeback. Originating in the psychiatric institutions of the early 20th century, it showcases the raw creativity of society’s outcasts, shunning all pretensions in favor of a primal, […]
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City of women belvedere
Vienna’s female artists get some long overdue time in the limelight at the Lower Belvedere. Three women gaze down from the wall: One in a red dress with short, dark brown hair sipping a glass of red wine, another in a long, free-flowing dress and the final one holding a bouquet of pink flowers with […]
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MAK Koloman Moser
The MAK honors Koloman Moser influential and abundant body of work "Koloman Moser UniversalkĂĽnstler" proclaims the publicity by the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) for their current exhibition; whether the boyish-looking designer saw himself as such,...
The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin.
The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin. Austrian artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) once remarked that “life is a dream,” but if his work is any indication, it must have often been a nightmare. Dee...
Credit: Sagmeister & Walsh, New York
Designers Sagmeister & Walsh make a plea for pleasing aesthetics. The question is almost impossible: What is beauty, asks the MAK’s current exhibition? And has it survived the brutality of 20th century modernism? Bang “beauty” into any of the many quotable search sites and all kinds of stuff comes up, from the classical aesthetes to […]
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An Old Master Comes to Town The KHM journeys into the quotidian magnificence of Pieter Bruegel the Elder The works of Flemish renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder have an ineffable quality, giving them an allure that has only grown over time. As detailed in The Mill and the Cross by Michael Francis Gibson, the […]
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As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhibit, give a talk, or present their latest works. With almost 200 events, there are plenty of occasio...
Van Gogh
Take a closer look at Claude Monet’s impressive collections at the Albertina, and celebrate up-and-coming local and international art at the Vienna Design Week. Claude Monet Exhibition Dive into the effervescent, shimmering world of the father of impressionism Claude Monet and his fellow impressionists may be household names now, but in the late 19th century, […]
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