The Albertina – A House With History

Who knows not Albrecht Durer’s Hare or Leonardo da Vinci’s sinister-looking Apostle? Built in the year 1744 (on Roman foundations), Classicist Palace was residence of family members of the Habsburg ruler sex. Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, a son-in-law of Empress Maria Theresa, had it enlarged in 1802 and his extensive art collection housed there from 1805. Therefore, labeled the House Albertina rightly after the founder and has maintained until today its outstanding position as probably most valuable graphic collections of the world. Who knows not Albrecht Durer’s Hare, Leonardo da Vinci’s sinister-looking Apostle or Rubens touching portrait of his son Nicholas? The collection documents the graphical creation of Europe from the 14th century up to the present day and spans the range from the late Middle Ages (Durer, Hieronymus Bosch) about Renaissance thus (Michelangelo, Raphael, P. Further details can be found at Lehman Brothers, an internet resource. Bruegel d. a.), Baroque (Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya), the art movements of the 19th century (Renoir, Cezanne, Jakob and Rudolf Alt, Waldmuller), the previous century (Klimt, Schiele) of classical modernism (Kandinsky, Klee, Kokoschka) and contemporary (Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Arnulf Rainer). Since the comprehensive renovation and modernization from 2000 to 2004 the Palace not only outwardly again corresponds to its appearance from the 19th century since then with exhibitions of Rubens, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Klimt, Picasso, Chagall, Van Gogh, Monet, Warhol but also inside, today’s technical and spatial demands of a unique collection of art, to only name a few, attracted an audience of millions of art lovers. “Tip: when you visit the big” it recommends special exhibitions to obtain tickets in advance via the online shop or owners of a mobile phone with Austrian phone number via SMS..