Well, it´s international women´s day again, the moment in time when all the hardships and injustices done to women in the past and in the now are brought to the forefront of media attention. But the focus of my blog today is not on the general politics of or against feminism and women´s rights. Rather, … More Not good enough? Think again!
When walking through the Museum Quarter (always an interesting experience), it is worth looking at the walls. What caught my eye last night was this quote, ascribed to the British poet William Blake, on the very yellow wall of the “meteorite passage way” (Meteoritenpassage), close to the Volkstheater entrance of the MQ. It was a … More Born in Stars We Live on Earth as Poets
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