Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 19:12
A must see by February 15, 2015 - A trip to Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum to see Velázquez. He is the painter of painters, said Manet.
In 2014 the Kunsthistorisches Museum hosts the first show in a German speaking country of the work of the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez (1599 - 1660). In addition to Velázquez’ charming portraits of the royal children – one of the highlights of the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum – the show comprises other genres such as kitchen still lifes, religious subjects, mythologies and history paintings, offering a comprehensive survey of the master’s versatility and virtuosity. Among the seminal loans to this exhibition are the “Rokeby Venus”, “Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan” and the “Adoration of the Magi”, all of which have never been shown in Vienna.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is organizing this major exhibition in collaboration with, among others, the Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid, who holds the largest collection of works by Velázquez and is our main lender, the National Gallery in London and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Join Second Shout Out in February in Vienna - for this spectacular Exhibit.