Lower Belvedere - Maria Theresa and the Arts

The Belvedere has taken the occasion of Maria Theresia’s 300th birthday as an opportunity to illuminate her relationship with the visual arts.
The exhibition focuses on all art genres that were important at that time. These include painterly and sculptural portraits, which served primarily to represent the imperial house. Sharing the same purpose were the allegorical paintings and ceiling frescoes, which can be found throughout the various buildings. In addition, the fields of landscape painting and sculpture are illustrated by numerous outstanding examples of displayed works that were made during her ruling epoch.
 
Until November 5, 2017

 
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Friedrich Heinrich Füger, Empress Maria Theresa with Her Children, 1776. © Belvedere, Vienna. Tempera on parchment 34,2 x 39 cm
 
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Johann Christian Brand, Laxenburg from the Schneiderau towards Guntramsdorf and Mödling, 1758. © Belvedere, Vienna. Oil on Canvas, 97 x 138 cm
 
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Johann Christian Brand, Coast Landscape with Sumpters, 1771. © Belvedere, Vienna. Oil on Wood, 27 x 37 cm
 
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Daniel Gran, Allegory of Morning, Aurora in the Chariot, Sketch for the ceiling fresco in the northern vestibule in Hetzendorf Castle, ca. 1747. © Belvedere, Vienna. Oil on Canvas, 25,5 x 72 cm
 
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C. Hirsch the Younger, Maria Theresa's Coronation Ride in Bratislava, 1747 © Galéria mesta Bratislavy. Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 33cm
 
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Johann Gottfried Auerbach, Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, ca. 1730 © Belvedere, Vienna. Oil on canvas, 262 x 188 cm
 
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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Maria Theresa, 1760. © Belvedere, Vienna. Bronze, fire gilded, 90 × 75 × 55 cm
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Exhibition view "Maria Theresa and the Arts".Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Vienna
 
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Exhibition view "Maria Theresa and the Arts".Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Vienna
 
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Exhibition view "Maria Theresa and the Arts".Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Vienna
 
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Exhibition view "Maria Theresa and the Arts".Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Vienna
 
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