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Art Fair: Old Masters from the Hermitage - Masterpieces from Botticelli to van Dyck

Published: June 6, 2018; 15:27 · (Vindobona)

One of the world’s foremost collections of Old Masters is paying a visit to Vienna: fourteen masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg will enter into a dialogue with great paintings from the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. On show are, for example, works by Botticelli, Tintoretto, Rembrandt and van Dyck.

Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599–1641 London): Self-Portrait 1622/23 (left), Nicholas Lanier 1628 (right) / Picture: © KHM-Museumsverband, Wissenschaftliche Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts

The representative selection of masterpieces from these two great collections offers a concise overview of European painting from the Renaissance to early Neoclassicism, and documents how effortlessly these paired paintings united by a common European cultural region communicate with each other.

The State Hermitage Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna are best known…

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