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» [I had] a fear of seeing the reality of the Velázquez after my tampering with it«

Francis Bacon

In 2014 the Kunsthistorisches Museum hosts the first show in a German speaking country of the work of the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez (1599 - 1660). In addition to Velázquez’ charming portraits of the royal children – one of the highlights of the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum – the show comprises other genres such as kitchen still lifes, religious subjects, mythologies and history paintings, offering a comprehensive survey of the master’s versatility and virtuosity. Among the seminal loans to this exhibition are the “Rokeby Venus”, “Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan” and the “Adoration of the Magi”, all of which have never been shown in Vienna.

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is organizing this major exhibition in collaboration with, among others, the Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid, who holds the largest collection of works by Velázquez and is our main lender, the National Gallery in London and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

»the other artists (..) all appear like counterfeiters. He is the painter of painters…«

Eduard Manet

Don Luis de Góngora

Don Luis de Góngora

View of the Gardens of the Villa Medici in Rome, with a Statue of Ariadne

View of the Gardens of the Villa Medici in Rome, with a Statue of Ariadne

Vulcan’s Forge

Vulcan’s Forge

Baltasar Carlos on Horseback

Baltasar Carlos on Horseback

About the exhibition

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28 October 2014
to 15 February 2015

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Treat yourself, your friends, colleagues or clients to something special and enjoy a private visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s current temporary exhibition outside our normal opening hours.

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