Venus in the Grotto

Pictures of women

The works displayed in the show "Pictures of women" come entirely from the Leopold Museum's own collection and span the period from the Biedermeier to Modernism, from 1830 to 1930. Representations of women can above all be found in the genre female portraits. Going beyond explicit portraits, they frequently show the woman in traditional roles: as spouse, mother and protector of the family. Important here is the fact that representations of women over the centuries were largely determined by the male artist's view, which frequently accorded them the role of model, especially nude model. The boundaries with erotic representations were often flowing. This genre includes, for example, the famous nude drawings by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, which are also represented in the exhibition.

Rarer, on the other hand, are representations of women going about their professional activities. This also includes paintings of female artists, actresses and female singers, of which the Leopold Collection has some extraordinary examples. Despite all the male (painter) dominance, works by female artists form their own topic. On display in the section are paintings by Käthe Kollwitz, Tina Blau, Wally Wieselthier and Norbertine Bresslern-Roth.

Pictures of women. Works from the Leopold Collection from the Biedermeier period to Modernism

7 July - 18 September 2017

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
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    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
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      • 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
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      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

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