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,Continue reading “A Renaissance genius – Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina”

Fashion, and art, darling

If you´ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of the Tiefe Kümmernis, probably Vienna´s only art expert who is also on occasion a drag queen.  This weekend s/he is leading another tour entitled “Fashion, Darling” at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna on 28 April, and it´s all aboutContinue reading “Fashion, and art, darling”

Enjoying a treasure trove of art on Christmas Day

I don´t know why I thought I could finally go see the Monet exhibition at the Albertina or the Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien on Christmas Day.   Vienna is completely over-crowded with tourists over the Christmas and New Year´s holidays.  I had purchased an Albertina gift membership for hubby andContinue reading “Enjoying a treasure trove of art on Christmas Day”