While the Louvre and the Hermitage may have more panache when it comes to reputation and fame, the KunsthistorischeMuseum in Vienna is a giant sleeper among European museums maybe? So much of a sleeper actually, that in 2003 an amateur burglar was able to enter the museum via some construction scaffolding and steal an artifact from 1543! The alt cellar was recovered 3 years later and all is good and better protected we hope.
I saw the advertising for a Fabergé collection, which to be honest was an eye opener. I had no idea his work shop only produced 50 of these fine eggs, but also much much more such as fine jewelry, intricate sculptures, glass ware and many other cool things on display.
I bought tickets for a year, it's serious art overload and it's better to revisit the place a few times to let it all sink in. I covered maybe 15% of the art on display and did not even get to check out the Schatzkammer Collection which is on display. I'll have to go back to Vienna for that, such a shame...
Enjoy the pictures:
NATURHISTORIC MUSEUM ACROSS FROM THE ART MUSEUM
WAITING TO OPEN
NO PICTURES ALLOWED AT THE FABERGÉ EXHIBITION, EXCEPT THIS ONE...
THAT'S FROM THEIR WEBSITE
THIS OBJECT WENT MISSING FOR THREE YEARS.....
LOTS OF ART
SALOME WITH THE HEAD OF JEAN BABTISTE.....BAD WOMAN
COPYING THE BRUEGEL
LOTS OF KIDS IN THE MUSEUM - COOL STUFF
THE BEGINNING OF THE END.......
HE SAID: "IT'S ALL HER FAULT, LET ME STAY...."
A MASSIVE TRIPTYCH
AMSTERDAM FISH MARKET CA. 1649. SOME CREATURES ARE EXTINCT NOW
A VERY IMPERIAL COFFEE SHOP
MORE KIDS LEARNING ABOUT ART BY PAINTING SOME