THE ALBERTINA MUSEUM IN VIENNA WORKS: THE UNMISSABLE MASTERPIECES
The Albertina Museum in Vienna works you shouldn’t miss and the masterpieces you should know. From Dürer to Picasso, the Albertina Museum in Vienna houses works by great artists, a collection of drawings and prints and a series of works describing the 20th-century avant-gardes.
The Albertina Museum in Vienna is the perfect place for art lovers and especially for those who love graphic arts and Dürer in particular.
Here are the unmissable masterpieces of the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
The Albertina Museum in Vienna works
THE ALBERTINA MUSEUM IN VIENNA WORKS TO SEE
The Albertina Museum in Vienna is one of those places you should visit in Vienna because it houses a series of amazing art collections.
From ancient art masters of the 19th century to contemporary art and photography.
It’s one of Vienna’s most visited museums, and to best arrange your visit have a look at the post containing all my advice to book your Albertina Museum tickets.
Below, instead, you’ll find the works you must see!
YOUNG HARE BY DüRER (1502)
This work, a watercolour and gouache painting on cardboard, describes perfectly Dürer’s talent, who was able to depict the personality of anything, even a small hare.
The artist copied from life, and he probably had captured the animal, held inside a room and placed in front of him. Actually, the hare is frightened and its rigid ears prove it.
In its right eye you can notice a reflection of a window and its shadow on a raised floor.
This is one of Dürer’s masterpieces and one of Albertina most famous drawings and Prints.
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH (1556)
Real and fantastic fish are put together in a work depicting a surreal scene. It’s the big fish, or better the huge fish, that prevails in the whole scene and from his mouth and belly, opened by a man with a knife, comes out a huge amount of fish.
Funny, surreal, curious and odd.
This work seems to be executed by a contemporary artist and not by a Renaissance artist! Pieter Bruegel the Elder with this work made his first attempt to depict an ancient proverb in paintings or prints.
After that he would execute around 120 drawing. The proverb of this first attempt is the Latin proverb “Big fish eat small fish”. A famous proverb in the 16th century which explained how the sovereigns lived off their subjects and the rich traders took advantage of the weaker social classes.
THE MADONNA OF THE ANIMALS (AROUND 1503)
The work may have been intended for an burin engraving and portrays a scene in which the Virgin sitting holding the Child on her womb, closes the book she is reading, distracted by her son who is pointing something on the right.
All around a multitude of animals, while on the left you can see the procession of the Magi.
Among the animals you can recognize: a lion, a parrot, a woodpecker, two owls, a dragonfly, a cricket, chaffinches, swans, a heron, a flock of sheep with a dog and a ram.
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