A Viennese Paradise at the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts

Anton Hartinger was a Viennese flower painter of the 19th century.  Until 26 August 2018 you can see a (small) selection of his many flower and plant illustrations at the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts.  Hartinger was a prolific painter, he produced almost 900 botanical illustrations.  On view here are some watercolor paintings … More A Viennese Paradise at the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts

This Candyman can!

Hand-made goodness at the Zuckerlwerkstatt Yesterday I got to join an instameet, or let´s call it an instatreat, with Instagramers Austria to a very special little candy shop in the heart of Vienna: die Zuckerlwerkstatt.   I don´t normally talk about shops on this blog, but I think this one definitely qualifies as Vienna culture.   … More This Candyman can!

Double pleasure at the Albertina Museum

Last week I had a chance to join Instagramers Austria again for a tour of the Albertina Museum´s latest retrospective exhibitions of two great Austrian artists:  Alfred Seiland and Florentina Pakosta. Alfred Seiland Alfred Seiland is a photographer, but really I would call him a camera artist.  Seiland was born in Austria in 1952 and … More Double pleasure at the Albertina Museum

Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

In a couple of days, it´s time to visit Lainzer Tiergarten.   On 8 and 9 June this lovely forest park in Vienna´s West will be hosting the 17th Vienna Biodiversity Day.  This event  is co-organized by the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) as a contribution to the “GEO Day of Biodiversity“. (Actually, they … More Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

Abstracting nature – variations on a photographic theme

Something a little different today.  Last Saturday, in glaring sunshine, I participated in a thematic photo walk along the Donaukanal near Kunsthaus Wien – Museum Hundertwasser.  From time to time the museum offers photo walks based on themes in their current exhibitions.  “Some Plant Volatiles” by Hamburg-based photographer Jochen Lempert provided the foundation for Saturday´s … More Abstracting nature – variations on a photographic theme