Georg Ferdinand Waldmüller: Self-portrait at the age of 35, 1828

Biedermeier! Or is it?

The exhibition focuses on painting from 1830 to 1860 and therefore even extends beyond the Biedermeier period. However, not every artwork created at the time was connected to the historic epoch of the Biedermeier. Above all the works produced in the 1850s led painting to new heights. Most illustrations of this time are of immense expressive power and also had to be quickly placed on canvas before a new stylistic era approached. The exhibition concentrates on "profane" painting: Portraits, landscapes and genre paintings. At the center of the exhibition is Vienna.

And, of course, one of the superstars of the time: Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. Often incorrectly described as a "Biedermeier painter", his most famous works were created in the years after 1848. A selection of his later works will therefore form the core of the "Is that Biedermeier?" exhibition. Another focal point of the show is domestic culture. Furniture production in particular underwent enormous development during these years. The exhibits are intended to highlight the change in style from the Biedermeier to the Neo-Baroque. It is also possible to draw comparisons between the exhibited objects and the furniture depicted in the paintings.

Is that Biedermeier? Amerling, Waldmüller and more

21 October 2016 - 12 February 2017

Lower Belvedere, Orangery (Belvedere - Unteres Belvedere & Orangerie)

Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0 €
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 2€ off , Special offer
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • ( Door  90  cm  wide )
        Rennweg 6
      • Ramp 600  cm  long , 200  cm  high
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 90 cm low
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for groups in Austrian sign language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours).
      Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts (3 Euro each).

    • Comments

      Lower Belvedere Shop: no steps


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