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A great visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Wien)

15 Must-see paintings.

Vienna Vermeer. Just about the best there is.

Join me for a visit to Art History Museum, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Wien).       I will be your private professor, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.

The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‚Professor‘ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM.

 

The museum, situated on the Ring street, was built by architects Semper  and Hasenauer, and opened in 1891 by Emperor Franz Joseph. It contains the fabulous Habsburg art collections. Among highlights are Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, and a fab landscape series by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

The birth of Dutch painting is seen in the works of Geertgen tot St Jans.

The Kunstkammer rooms in this museum, with the Cellini Salt cellar,  is the subject of  Holzhausen’s documentary film The Great museum (2014).

Map of the Netherlands shown in Vermeer: The Art of Painting. Note that the title is an abstraction. It was phrased by Vermeer himself.

Italian art galore. Top masterworks.

Brueghel the Elder, Landscape series.

Brueghel the Elder, Landscape series. Soldiers ransack a village.

Brueghel the Elder, Farmer Wedding. He is know to have dressed down in order to crash a Wedding party here and there in villages.

Brueghel the Elder, Wedding meal.

 

Vermeer: The Art of Painting. This may be the finest painting in the entire world.

Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of Vermeer

 

 

 

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.

The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‚Professor‘ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

Tour by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

Overview of International tours (outside Holland).

A visit to the Art Academy Gallery.

Stolen in 2006 and returned: Cellini’s salt cellar. The museum security system was not quite good enough.

 

Vienna Vermeer. Just about the best there is.

 

 

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.