Austria

Hans Robert Pippal – Vienna – Austria

Hans Robert Pippal Vienna, 8th district. Theater in der Josefstadt in Winter, ca. 1975 Pastel on Ingres paper Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

Hans Robert Pippal
Vienna, 8th district. Theater in der Josefstadt in Winter, ca. 1975
Pastel on Ingres paper
Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

From 22 January to 28 March 2016 – Albertina
Many people know Hans Robert Pippal (1915–1998) above all for his charming views of Vienna. And indeed, it was with great passion that this perhaps “most Viennese” of 20th-century Austrian painters devoted himself to his hometown. Pippal painted representative streets and buildings like the Ringstrasse, the State Opera, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Graben, as well as atmospheric scenes from Vienna’s outer districts. He was virtually unexcelled at capturing the city’s atmosphere as it changed over the course of the day and the seasons.
The artist’s entire oeuvre is characterised by the desire to catch up to international figurative modernism following the war, as well as by his struggle to arrive at an appropriate style for his respective motifs or themes.

Hans Robert Pippal Young Girl in Front of Flower Cart, 1957 Pastel Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

Hans Robert Pippal
Young Girl in Front of Flower Cart, 1957
Pastel
Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

While Pippal’s paintingsof cities are oriented toward late impressionism, his early illustrations take after those of Alfred Kubin. And the small number of his works that deal with Christian content follow the example of Georges Rouault, a central figure of modern religious painting. The stylistic diversity employed by Pippal is by no means random eclecticism, but rather bears witness to the artists’ constant quest to find an adequate form of artistic expression for the motif at hand.This makes his artistic output a highly individual contribution to the history of modern fine art in Austria.

Albertina


Miro, From Earth to Sky – Vienna – Austria

Joan Miró - Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 -Oil on canvas - London, Tate © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014

Joan Miró – Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 -Oil on canvas – London, Tate © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014


From 12 September 2014 to 11 January 2015 – Albertina

With his imaginative pictorial motifs, Joan Miró is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The Albertina is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Catalonian artist containing around 100 paintings, drawings and objects, which strives to emphasise the poetic quality of the famous Surrealist.

Joan Miró - Painting, April 12, 1933 - Oil on canvas - Národní Galery Prag © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014

Joan Miró – Painting, April 12, 1933 – Oil on canvas – Národní Galery Prag © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014


M
iró’s painting is characterised by a sense of lightness and spontaneity. He looks upon the world with a carefree, almost childish fascination for all things. His unmistakable pictorial language is as magical as it is universal. Moons, stars and comets, eyes and insects, birds and women populate his paintings and are among the most recognisable elements of his art. Miró’s works provide insight into his poetic perception and interpretation of the original, of that which is actually essential in things, the world and the universe.

Albertina Museum


Franz Graf – See What Sees You – Vienna – Austria

Franz Graf, SIEheWASDICHSIEHET, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Krizinger © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2013

From Jan 29, 2014 until May 18, 2014 – Belvedere – 21er Haus
Franz Graf (born in Tulln in 1954) lives and works in Vienna and the Waldviertel region in Lower Austria. He studied with Oswald Oberhuber at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. From 1979 to 1984, he cooperated closely with Brigitte Kowanz. Between 1997 and 2006, he was a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

His works are black and white and depict figures and abstract ornaments. Frequently, the basic shapes he uses are circles combined with letters, word fragments and quotes – his art is material poetry. Graf brings together drawings, photographs, audio and video art, prints and objects from daily life to create open systems that form aesthetic spaces of experience rather than multimedia installations.

For his exhibition at the 21er Haus in Vienna, Graf entangles the many levels of his oeuvre again to juggle emptiness and abundance, black-and-white contrasts, fine delicate details and large iconic, archaic and modern elements in his signature style.

For this purpose, he produces a new series of works that is juxtaposed with pieces by international and national contemporary artists as well as with works from the collections of the Belvedere and of the artist himself. The sum of these parts not only forms an exuberant exhibition in the main hall of the 21er Haus, but also a stage on which Franz Graf will permanently extend his installation throughout the duration of the exhibition. Additionally, it will host performances and collaborative art productions every other week.

Belvedere


Max Ernst, Retrospective – Vienna – Austria

Max Ernst – Au dessus des nuages marche la minuit, 1920 – Photographische Vergrößerung einer Collage – © VBK, Wien 2012 / Kunsthaus Zürich


From 23 January 2013 to 5 May 2013 – Albertina

First retrospective in Austria – of Max Ernst, the great pictorial inventor. Presenting a selection of 150 paintings, collages, and sculptures, as well as relevant examples of illustrated books and documents, the exhibition will assemble works related to all of the artist’s periods, discoveries, and techniques, thereby introducing his life and œuvre within a both biographic and historical context.

Max Ernst – la puberté proche… (les pléiades), 1921 – Collage, Gouache und Öl auf Papier, auf Karton aufgezogen -
© VBK, Wien 2012 / Privatsammlung


T
ogether with Matisse, Picasso, Beckmann, Kandinsky, and Warhol, Max Ernst no doubt numbers among the leading figures of 20th-century art history. An early protagonist of Dadaism, a pioneer of Surrealism, and the inventor of such sophisticated techniques as collage, frottage, grattage, decalcomania, and oscillation, he withdraws his work from catchy definition. His inventiveness when it comes to handling pictorial and inspirational techniques, the breaks between his countless work phases, and his switching back and forth between themes cause irritation. Yet what remains a constant is his consistence in terms of contradiction.

Albertina


Emperor Maximilian I and the age of Durer – Vienna – Austria

Albrecht Dürer - Innsbruck von Norden, um 1496 - Aquarell, Spuren von Deckfarben, mit Deckweiß gehöht - Albertina, Wien

Until the 6 of January 2013 – Albertina
Many of the most important works created for the propaganda and in memory of Maximilian I are preserved in the Albertina. These include works of Albrecht Dürer, but also the extraordinary Triumphal Procession of Albrecht Altdorfer and his workshop, which will form the core of the exhibit. Of the original 109 large-sized parchment sheets with flamboyantly colourful representations of riders, magnificent chariots and landsknechts, sheets 49 to 109 are preseved in the Albertina and, compiled as a frieze, amount to a length of more than 54 metres. In addition to this unique work, other important imperial commissions are presented, such as the monumental woodcut  Arch of Honor and the book projects Theuerdank, Weisskunig and Freydal, which are very closely intertwined with one another in terms of form and ideas. Emperor Maximilian I has been called the “Last Knight” since the 19 th century, although he stood at the beginning of a Europe-wide renaissance of chivalry represented in the form of magnificent tournaments and armaments.

Niklas Reiser - Maria von Burgund, um 1500 - Öl auf Holz - Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien, Gemäldegalerie

 

In addition to many other themes, the exhibition presents this illustrious aspect of the art from the time of Maximilian with numerous examples from the internal collection, complemented by important loans from international museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) and the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) Vienna.

Albertina


Kirchner, Heckel, Nolde: The Werner Collection – Vienna – Austria

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Frauenbildnis mit Hut, 1911-1912 - Wachskreiden auf Papier - Albertina, Wien - Dauerleihgabe der Sammlung Werner


From June 1, 2012 to August 26, 2012 – Albertina

Presented in this exhibition is the exceptional collection of a woman whose career following the Second World War started as a simple secretary and led to becoming the right hand woman of the renowned art dealer Wilhelm Grosshennig in Dusseldorf, and a passionate art collector after 1960.

Erich Heckel - Frau vor Bäumen, 1925 - Schwarze Kreide und Aquarell - Albertina, Wien - Dauerleihgabe der Sammlung Werner


T
he selection includes around 90 works with a focus on German Expressionism. In addition to outstanding work groups from Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde, works from a considerable ensemble of German art from the 19th century and Western European greats like Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani will also be shown.

Emil Nolde - Zwei Dampfer, um 1915 - Aquarell auf Japanpapier - Albertina, Wien - Dauerleihgabe der Sammlung Werner


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