Belvedere was one of my favorite places in Vienna. Not only are the building and the surrounding park beautiful, it also has a splendid art collection inside. I'd definitely recommend visiting this place. Due to time limits we were only able to visit the upper museum.
Can you believe this, I made a stranger take this picture for me. Its decent right? Why, when I have 3 photographers with me? Ok lets go back to yesterday with Taz so I can sum up the day.
It started with a trip to the Schonbrunn palace. When we got there we started taking pictures for a good hour and half between the for the 4 of us (go on do the not impressed eye roll 🙄). It was my cousin @shahanarahman who wanted to take exact same pictures like some blogger she follows (yes she sounds a little like me when it comes to taking pictures). Anyways, after that we decided to queue up for tickets to enter the palace. It was so busy that I queued for an hour to then found out that the next availability for the english guided tour is after 2 hours. I thought to myself, I f**ked it, we should have gotten the tickets first then taken the pictures 🙄. After we finished the tour (highly recommend) my cousin found the spot her blogger took the picture from. It was at the back of the palace which we did not know existed. We then went to that side and took more pictures (could have done this during the 2 hour wait but we all decided to be on our phones. Anti-social gits).
We then made our way to Belvedere museum. It was a mission getting there because unfortunately no landmark in Vienna has a direct bus/train/tram that goes there. You have to walk a good 5/10 mins after your stop. So we used google map and made our way to the nearest train station which was a 30 mins walk (walking uphill too) from the palace. The icing on the cake was that the train station didn’t exist. We had no clue where we ended up and every time we put the destination in it was giving us a different directions. I was not impressed (if google was next to me I would have given it a punch). We were totally lost, then we realised that Vienna has uber service so we decided to catch one to the museum (after struggling to find where the driver pulled up). Once we got to the museum the girls started taking pictures and I decided to walk down to take one of the full museum. I had been waiting for them for a good hour but they decided to take their sweet time, so I just got random person to take this.
One of my favourite artists of the modern era, a key contributor to the Vienna Secession, Egon Schiele 😍😍(1890-1918) specialised in Expressionist figure painting with erotic undertones. His powerful imagery has made him one of the most famous expressionist painters of the early 20th century. Strongly influenced by his mentor, Gustav Klimt, Schiele's paintings - mostly female nudes or male nudes - are noted for their animalistic intensity, with twisted shapes and erotic nudity
Schiele's painting is very unique and individual. His figures seem isolated, their bodies contorted, their faces gaunt, lost in thought. The women are overtly physical and confrontational. Even today his work can appear quite shocking - let alone 100 years ago !
-Portrait of his wife Edith 1918
-The embrace 1917 ❤️❤️
-Mother with two children 1909-10
-Death and girl 1915
Life imitates art Atto III 🇫🇷 Napoleon at Grand St. Bernard Pass, Jacques Louis David (1801) VS quella che fa figuracce ai musei [aka 165cm di puro terrore VS 165cm di irresistibile scioglievolezza ] #belvederemuseum#napoleon#lifeimitatesart