Tropical Art Deco

Miami isn´t just about beaches and shopping malls and traffic jams – duh!  But that´s pretty much what I used to associate with it.  How wrong I was!  It is all that too, but there is so much more.  The thing is, I have family there, and so I have been to Miami many times, … More Tropical Art Deco

A Renaissance genius – Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina

Albrecht Dürer had an impressive natural talent for life-like drawing and painting.  Born in Nuremberg in 1471 as the third son of a goldsmith, young Albrecht already painted an impressive self-portrait at the age of 13 and later in life produced astounding, almost photorealistic portraits.  The Albertina museum has a selection of over 100 drawings, … More A Renaissance genius – Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina

Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina

Drawing is more subtle than painting.  It does not tend to jump out at you quite so much.  It asks you to take your time, to look at detail, to admire fine lines.  The Albertina Museum has put together a fine exhibition of contemporary drawings from the Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou Paris.  A … More Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina

Making Truth

Can you believe it’s already the 1st of December and this year is nearly done? But, scary as that is, that’s not what I want to talk about. Rather, this is a flashback to just a couple of weeks ago when I got to meet some Viennese artists. For me it´s always a thrill to … More Making Truth

Istanbul´s streets through the eyes of Ara Güler

If, like me, you are into classic street photography, the exhibition “Istanbul´s Eye” (das Auge Istanbuls)  at the Leica Store near the Vienna opera is for you.  Until 24 August you can visit their upstairs gallery and look at a selection of photographs by the famous Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Güler.   Admittedly I had not heard … More Istanbul´s streets through the eyes of Ara Güler

Fridays for Future

Time for a pro-nature conservation rant (after all, my VienNature Culturegram has the word “nature” in it, and I´ve been neglecting that part a bit). “Species have always gone extinct”.  “The earth´s climate has changed many times before”.  This and other unscientific global warming and climate change myths  are commonly spouted by the uninformed and … More Fridays for Future