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Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum ("Art History Musuem") is the most prominent art museum in Vienna, Austria. The main museum is in a Ringstraße building, on Maria Theresien-Platz.

Affiliated with the Vienna museum, and officially part of the Kunsthistorisches Museum are:

  • The Lipizzaner Museum in the Stallburg (Vienna)
  • Ambras Castle (Innsbruck)
  • The Museum of Ethnology (Vienna, affiliated in 2001)
  • The Austrian Theatre Museum (Vienna, affiliated in 2001)

Among the most important works in the picture galery are:

  • Jan van Eyck: "Cardinal Niccolò Albergati" ("Kardinal Niccoló Albergati"), 1438
  • Albrecht Dürer: "Adoration of the Trinity" (Anbetung der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit), 1511
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo: "Summer" (Sommer), 1563
  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: " Madonna of the Rosary" (Die Rosenkranzmadonna) 1606/07
  • Peter Paul Rubens: "Ildefonso Altar" (Der Altar des hl. Ildefonso), 1630-32
  • Peter Paul Rubens: "The Fur" (Das Pelzchen), um 1638
  • Johannes Vermeer: "The Artists Studio" (Die Malkunst), 1665/66
  • Pieter Brueghel the Elder:
    • "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" (Kampf zwischen Fasching und Fasten), 1559
    • "Children's Games" (Kinderspiele), 1560
    • "The Tower of Babel" (Turmbau zu Babel), 1563
    • "The Procession to Calvary" (Kreuztragung Christi), 1564
    • "The Gloomy Day (Feb.-Ma.)" (Düsterer Tag (Vorfrühling)), 1565
    • "The Return of the Herd (Oct.-Nov.)" (Heimkehr der Herde (Herbst)), 1565
    • "The Hunters in the Snow (Dec.-Jan.)" (Jäger im Schnee (Winter)), 1565
    • "The Peasant and the Nest Robber" (Bauer und Vogeldieb), 1568
    • "The Peasant Wedding" (Bauernhochzeit), 1568/69
    • "The Peasant Dance" (Bauerntanz), 1568/69

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