Sunday, November 3, 2013

Geopiece of the Day: Albertina

Ah the great arts. One piece of the world that is near and dear to my heart because it is located in my home town has been claimed on the world map. 

The albertina is one of the most important collections of art in the western world featuring more than 65.000 drawings and more than 1 million master prints from all the ages of art.


The Albertina in the Vienna city center

The art collection was established  by the Duke of Saxony in 1776, one of many european highborns married to one of Maria Theresa´s numerous daughters. On permanent display in the Albertina's new exihibition collection are the most exciting art movements of the last 130 years: from French impressionism to German expressionism to the Russian avant garde and the present.