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the end of Vienna

There was one last museum left in Vienna before I moved on: the Leopold Museum. This had some Klimt in it, but its main star was Egon Schiele, a protege of Klimt’s, who arrived in Vienna at the age of … Continue reading

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four museums in a day: Belvedere

My next stop was the Belvedere, another old palace converted into a gallery. It’s on a low hill, so there is a view over Vienna – as painted by Canaletto 250 years ago: and how it looks now: Again there … Continue reading

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four museums in a day: secession

My next stop was the Secession House, so named because the painter Gustav Klimt and some of his friends decided in 1897 to secede from the Viennese art establishment. This had a lot to do with a situation in which … Continue reading

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