Monday, December 31, 2012

people at the airport

 Back in June i traveled with my dad to Munich to see family, and luckily we were able to squeeze in a day in Vienna, which was great (and way too short) - especially this year, when the city celebrated the 150th birthday of artist Gustav Klimt, one of my all-time favorites.

We also witnessed some gut-wrenching art from Klimt's amazing  rock-star student, Egon Schiele! *swoon*

There's so much Klimt-ness to see around the city, it was a crazy 28-hour marathon of museums and galleries sprinkled with Austrian cuisine! a recipe for success :)


Standing in front of their art, for real, was a dream come true... words and photos can't do it justice.
That didn't stop me from going nuts with the picture-taking, which you can see here.

A few months later i found out about the Google Art Project, where the world's museums share parts of their collections in high quality, for free, with advanced search options and detail magnification. It's quite addictive. you can check out the Vienna museums here:
Leopold Museum (largest Schiele collection in the world)
the Albertina (largest graphical collection)
KHM - Kunsthistoriches Museum

if all the museums opened up to it, it could save me taking hundreds of awful photos :)

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