Tag Archives: Vienna

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei
“Everything is art. Everything is politics”, says Ai Weiwei (born in 1957), one of the world’s most
influential contemporary artists. As a conceptual artist, a documentary filmmaker, and an
activist, his works exert criticism not only on the regime of his native China, but respond as well
to the political reality of Europe’s current refugee crisis.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Great Composer of Classical Music

Born on January 27, 1756 in the city of Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart one of the greatest geniuses of classical music. As a child already had a great musical talent, and his father, Leopold Mozart, who was a composer encouraged his musical son gifts. With the support of the father he began to write short duets and compositions for the piano still in its infancy. Read more

Zentralfriedhof Vienna

Zentralfriedhof: The Vienna Central Cemetery:

The Vienna Central Cemetery is an area of nearly 2.5 million square meters, the second largest cemetery system in Europe and is thanks to its countless memorials and its generous investment to the main attractions of the city.

It is contrary to its name, on the southern outskirts of Vienna in the district of Simmering, but continues to meet the largest burial site of Vienna a central role, not least because the cost of burials at the Central Cemetery considerably lower than for burials in the cemeteries in other districts are. Currently, the cemetery is home to about 330,000 grave sites with three million dead. Read more

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt – Symbolist painter

Gustav Klimt was born in 1876 in a city of Vienna called Baumgarten, today it is divided into two parts. Gustav Klimt was an important painter of symbolisms and a member of the painters union called Art nouveau group. Gustav was also widely known because he founded the movement of the Vienna Secession, in which modernist artists wanted to end academic standard paint and revolutionize painting. Read more

Martin Parr

Martin Parr – A Photographic Journey

Martin Parr (born 1952) is one of the world’s most famous photographers. His international breakthrough came with “chronicler of our time” in the mid 1980s with the series ‘Last Resort’, in which he photographed British beach holiday scenes. Read more

Boris Mikhailov

Boris Mikhailov

I recently visited Vienna, and one of the museums I had to visit was the Albertina Museum (August 2016). Why…. Boris Mikhailov, a Ukrainian maverick photographer had a few photographs I had wanted to see, these photographs intrigued me because they showed a Russia which the iron curtain had not wanted the world to see. Read more