Gods, Heroes and Traitors

The History Image around 1800

Until 22 August 2023

History painting has always enjoyed a special status and was long viewed as the capstone of any artist’s career. It encompasses history in a comprehensive sense and deals with human doings, human sentiments, and human passions. It is in classicist works that history painting reached its zenith.

This ALBERTINA Museum exhibition, which features works from the museum’s own holdings, tells of prominent historical occurrences as well as events from religious history, mythology, and the world of ancient deities. Works of Jacques-Louis David, Heinrich Füssli the Younger, Angelika Kauffmann and Heinrich Friedrich Füger will be on display.

On view at the ALBERTINA Museum from 2 June until 22 August 2023.

Image Gallery – 8 Images
Joseph Anton Koch | Die Sintflut, 1797 | ALBERTINA, Wien
Joseph Anton Koch | Die Sintflut, 1797 | ALBERTINA, Wien


Opening hours The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna
Daily | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday | 10 am to 9 pm

Tickets are available on site at the ticket desks during museum opening hours or in our webshop. The ticket is valid for all exhibitions of the museum that are accessible on the day of your visit.

To enjoy a relaxed visit, take advantage of hours when the museum is known to be less frequented: the early afternoons on weekdays or after 5:00 pm. On weekends and public holidays we also recommend visiting between 1:00 and 3:00 pm or in the evening.

Video: Video (in German) about "Die Kämpfe des Diomedes"


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    Bank Austria UniCredit
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The catalogue

Götter, Helden und Verräter
EUR 25 | German


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