Art Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts : Michelin's recommendations
The neo-Renaissance style Academy of Fine Arts, is situated on the Schillerplatz and stands slightly back from the Ring. It is home to a little-known museum, with a succession of unattractive rooms which, nevertheless, contain a large number of major works in the history of Art. The visit starts with the Flemish Primitives, represented by the Mourning Mother by Roger van der Weiden and the Mourning Mother* by Dirk Bouts. There is a large collection of Renaissance works from the northern Schools. Do not miss the extraordinary Triptych of the Last Judgment*** by Hieronymus Bosch (1504-1508) which seems to link the medieval world with the world as we know it today. The enigmatic Lucretia** by Lucas Cranach the Elder is also one of the major works of the time. Titian's Tarquin and Lucretia, circa 1575 and Murillo's Boys Playing Dice* represent the Italian and Spanish Schools, and the Baroque period is illustrated by works by Rubens and Van Dyck (Self Portrait*, circa 1614). The 17C Dutch school comprises a rich collection of landscapes, portraits and scenes of everyday life. Among these masterpieces, notable examples include Rembrandt's Portrait of a Young Woman** (1632), the Portrait of a Delft Family* by Pieter de Hooghe (circa 1660) and a fine Still Life with Flowers and Fruit* by Rachel Ruysch, one of the rare women in the history of painting. In the rooms devoted to 18C painting, the Eight Views of Venice* (from 1742 to 1780) by Francesco Guardi attract particular attention. The visit ends with a collection of Austrian paintings from this era. Visitors leave the museum surprised at the treasures it contains.
- Address : Schillerplatz 3 A - 1010 Wien1010Wien
- Phone : 01588162222
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.akademiegalerie.at
- Prices : 7 € (-19 years old free of charge)