All that is composed will decay...

Albertina Museum in Wien

Feb 24, 2015

---> On the underground floor, Beisteihalle. We happened to come to Albertina museum in Wien right at the time, when they were exhibiting 130 works from the Paris Musée d'Orsay, which is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. So, we were lucky to see pastel paintings by Edgar Degas, George Seurat and Gustave Moreau, aquarelles by Paul Cezanne and other wonderful paintings and graphics in the styles of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pre-Raphaelitism, and post-impressionist landscapes.

---> Going up to Pfeilerhalle (a hall with columns) - from Warhol to Richter (from Albertina).
In the image below - Mao Zedong by Andy Warhol and Double Self-Portrait with Lobster by Maria Lassnig (1919-2014).


---> Further up - Habsburgische Prunkräume. Albertina is in fact a palace named after Maria Theresa son-in-law earl Albert von Sachsen-Teschen.
There we saw three works by Egon Schiele (later we will see more in Leopold Museum, Wien)




Reclining Female Nude with Legs Spread Apart, 1914, Pencil, opaque color on Japanese vellum, 31.4 x 48.2 cm, Albertina, Vienna, Nude teenager 1910, Female Nude to the Right, 1914

---> At the top floor - Kahn Galleries, Monet to Picasso (The Batliner permanent collection)