“Art washes away from the soul
the dust from everyday life”
An escape on a summer day, right into Impressionism. The Batliner Collection, which is exhibited at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, is a little paradise for lovers of classic modernism. What remained after my visit were free colors, that blurred in front of my inner eye. Flickering summer air over a water lily pond: a view on the floating sides of Monet.
Medici. Ever since I was little, I was fascinated by this family, that not only ruled with unique strategic cunning, but also commissioned some of the most important works of the Renaissance. Further more, art was an important tool for them, cleverly used to maintain power. The influence of the Medici has manifested beauty that almost scares, for example in one of their most prestigious buildings, the Villa Medici in Rome. A visit was therefore obligatory.
Rome. One of my first destinations in the Eternal City was the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. More than 1,500 years old and located on the Esquiline Hill, it is one of the few churches in Rome that has preserved an early Christian structure. And as with many historic buildings, its story began with a legend.
It was one of those days: gray, stressful and me not inspired at all, even though I still had a lot of creative work to do. There was no better time to take a break and walk, through the light-flooded rooms of the Upper Belvedere in Vienna. A short excursion to one of the most beautiful cultural treasures in Vienna. And one of my favorite places to recharge.
Modern art to dream: For the first time, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is dedicating an exhibition to Mark Rothko. Uniquely beautiful and with plenty of room for your own thoughts, despite the many visitors. Here are my most concise impressions.
Light, gold and wisdom, these are the impressions that remain after my wonderful visit to the monastery library of the Admont Abbey. This year, the monastery celebrates its 945th anniversary. A more than welcome occasion to visit a cultural treasure, in front of which visitors can only remain silent. BONUS: At the end of my article, you find a great tip on how to spend a few wonderful days cheaply here.
Insider tip for you: The Justice Palace in Vienna. Read more about one of the most beautiful places in Vienna, which is still undiscovered by tourists. The entry is free. The history of the building exciting. And the view from the café on the roof a dream.