In this category, you can find posts concerning the art world. Enjoy examinations of beautiful arts and artists here, as well as news and facts about exhibitions and places of culture.

Claude Monet: The Scent of Sun on Water

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  • Post published:June 21, 2019

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.

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Cosmos & Dead Butterflies: Frescoes of the Villa Medici in Rome
The frescoes display mythological creatures and cosmological allegories.

Cosmos & Dead Butterflies: Frescoes of the Villa Medici in Rome

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  • Post published:June 2, 2019

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.

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Santa Maria Maggiore: white flowers and blood-red gold for Virgin Mary
A ceiling made of pure gold in Santa Maria Maggiore

Santa Maria Maggiore: white flowers and blood-red gold for Virgin Mary

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  • Post published:May 26, 2019

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.

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The Upper Belvedere in Vienna: an oasis for the mind
Taleslikeart.com walking through the Upper Belvedere in Vienna.

The Upper Belvedere in Vienna: an oasis for the mind

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  • Post published:May 23, 2019

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.

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Rothko at KHM Vienna: Lightness between clarity and sacred contemplation
Tales like Art visiting the great exhibition of Mark Rothko in Vienna.

Rothko at KHM Vienna: Lightness between clarity and sacred contemplation

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  • Post published:May 14, 2019

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.

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Admont Abbey: Light, Gold and Wisdom. Inside of the largest monastic library worldwide
visiting Admont Abbey with taleslikeart.com

Admont Abbey: Light, Gold and Wisdom. Inside of the largest monastic library worldwide

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  • Post published:May 6, 2019

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.

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The Justice Palace Vienna: Stone and Scales

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  • Post published:April 21, 2019

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.

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Weimar: Anna Amalia’s famous library

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  • Post published:March 30, 2019

Until today, Weimar is considered to be a center of culture and houses a world- famous library. Significantly contributing to that was a duchess, who broke conventions and brought culture. Duchess Anna Amalia of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel.

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The Master Narrative by Lisl Ponger at Weltmuseum

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  • Post published:March 29, 2019

An ironic view on cultural predators. Six photographs and an eight-hour installation. And a small smile in the end. Lucky me, I was allowed to be there when Lisl Ponger personally explained the exhibition to a small group and guided us through her work.

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