Study trip to Vienna and Prague over the Easter holidays

Added on by Miguel Sopena.

Still dazzled by the treasures I have been able to see up close over the Easter holidays in the museums of Vienna, an impressive distillation of many centuries of European art and, in particular, of art produced in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, including, of course, the symbolist and Jugendstil epochs and the associated and subsequent Modernist currents like Oskar Kokoschka's and Richard Gerstl's early Expressionism. Gustav Klimt's and Egon Schiele's production have taken up a lot of my time (and thought) while over there but Vienna has much, much more to offer, from the Old Masters' work on show at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (what's old about Rembrandt or Pieter Brueghel, I always wonder) or the fantastic exhibition on Russian Modernism currently on at the Albertina (finishes in June this year). I even fitted in an overland escapade to Prague in order to visit the Trade Fair Palace, which houses the modern art section of the Czech Republic's National Gallery. Food for thought (and for the soul).

  Egon Schiele, Mutter mit zwei Kindern II, oil on canvas

Egon Schiele, Mutter mit zwei Kindern II, oil on canvas

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