To this day, the epochal ideas of Romanticism have lost none of their fascination. And in Vienna, one of this artistic movement’s birthplaces, the ALBERTINA Museum is cooperating with the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts to stage an exhibition of around 160 works by the movement’s most important representatives.
Numerous masterpieces by artists from Caspar David Friedrich to Karl Blechen and on to Francisco de Goya will provide a diverse impression of romantic art, with topics such as the glorification of the past, the romantic „Freundschaftsbild“, and the world of dreams, visions, and spiritual abysses all taking their places in this major presentation.
And with its pointed juxtaposition of the movement’s Nordic-Protestant and Catholic manifestations, as well as a focus on the contributions made by Vienna and Austria at large, Worlds of Romanticism will also illustrate the romantic search for the transcendental in man and nature.
Welten der Romantik
Romanticism has lost nothing of its original fascination. In Vienna, one of this artistic movement’s birthplaces, the Albertina shows an exhibition of around 170 works by the movement’s most important representatives.
Ed. by Klaus Albrecht Schröder & Cornelia Reiter
29 x 24 cm
German EUR 15,00
Caspar David Friedrich: The Stages of Life, ca. 1834
Oil on canvas
(© bpk | Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig | Bertram Kober (Punctum Leipzig))
Successor of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes: El Coloso, 1818–1825
Oil on canvas
(Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)
Peter Birmann: The Devil’s Bridge, before 1805
Pen in gray, brush in brown