Albrecht Dürer: Young Hare, 1502
Dürer, Michelangelo, Rubens: The 100 Masterworks of the Albertina
VIENNA • Albertina • Ongoing
|The time span documented by the large-scale exhibit extends from 1738 to 1822: from the age of the courtly Baroque under Maria Theresia and the Enlightenment under Joseph II, through the premodern period and the years of the revolutions in America and Europe to the Biedermeier period of the Vormärz (the years leading up to the revolutions of 1848 in Germany) following the Vienna Congress. The stations in life of the founders of the collection, Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Teschen and Archduchess Marie Christine, including Dresden, Rome, Paris, Brussels and Vienna, present the leading centres of art and politics, and in the process provide insight into the multi-layered networks of collectors and art dealers, the feudal life of the European aristocracy, as well as the political and intellectual reorientation under the auspices of the Enlightenment. |
The centrepiece of the Albertina, Dürer's famous Young Hare, is now once again accessible to an interested public in the context of this exhibit after a decade-long period of grace.
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