The artist and his muse

Egon Schiele - Portrait of his muse Wally Neuziel
Egon Schiele, Bildnis Wally Neuzil © Leopold Museum

This Thursday Christian and I got the chance to visit the current exhibition at the Leopold Museum with the Vienna Experts: Wally Neuziel - her life with Egon Schiele.

The artist and his muse

I was really looking forward to the exhibition. Egon Schiele and his pictures are so far quite known to me, but who Wally Neuziel was and the influence she had on Schiele, I did not know. Therefore, I was even more pleased that we have received the invitation from the Vienna Experts.

And I can only say that the exhibition is very impressive and huge. There are not only numerous works by Schiele from all his creative periods exhibited but much of additional pieces and impressions of that time. You as a visitor get really a great insight into the life and work of this extraordinary artist and the time he lived in.

We also were lucky getting a very good tour of the exhibition, with lots of background information about the pictures and time itself. Of course that was particularly fine, as we could take backe home a lot of information from this evening. So if you can plan your time, then I suggest you should definitely join a guided tour. Especially fine is, that on certain days a free tour is already included in your ticket, which you can easily buy online and print at home.

The museum and the Leopold Collection

Koloman Moser - picture from the Leopold collection
Koloman Moser, Ringelblumen, 1909 © Leopold Museum

But it is not only the current Schiele exhibition that makes a visit to the Leopold Museum so interesting.

Also the remaining exhibits are really high-class. Main focus of the entire collection are, in addition Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, the Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna 1900, Art Nouveau, graphics, 19th Century, Africa and the topic of expressionism and the new objectivity 1908-1938. So you really get a unique insight into Austrian as well as international art.

The works of Egon Schiele, which are present in the Leopold Collection is the world's largest and most important collection of works by him.

Do you want to know more about the collector Rudolf Leopold and his life? On the website of the Leopold Museum you can find comprehensive information about himself and also to the collection itself.

For kids, the Leopold Museum offers every Sunday with the LEO Kids Club an exciting program.

The Museumsquartier and You

the Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier
Leopold Museum © Leopold Museum, Foto: Julia Spicker

And if you're already in the Museumsquartier, this has so much more to offer. But that is another story that I will tell you next week. One thing can already be said, the Museumsqartier is certainly one of the hotspots in Vienna.

From the apartments you come, by the way, quite easily to the Museumsquartier. Either with the tram 43 and the metro U2 or you drive a station with the S45 to Ottakring and then take the metro U3 directly to the Museumsquartier.

Greetings from the Appartements Ferchergasse
Stephanie

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