Commissioned by the Vienna Artists’ Society as an exhibition hall for its members, the Kunstlerhaus (Artists’ House) was built in 1868. The society favoured grandiose, academic styles of painting in tune with the historicist Ringstrasse architecture which was also being developed around that time. The Artists’ House itself is typical of this style. Designed by August Weber (1836—1903) to look like a Renaissance palazzo, it is decorated with marble statues of the masters of art, including Albrecht Durer, Michelangelo, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Vel?zquez and Titian, symbolizing the timeless value of art. Today, the Kunstlerhaus still serves as an exhibition space, focusing on architecture, interdisciplinary themes and international cooperation. There is also a space for live performances, a cinema, theatre and restaurant.

Kunstlerhaus Photo Gallery

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