EVENT LANGUAGE: GERMAN.
The exhibition History Tales. Fact and Fiction in History Pictures will focus on the representation of history with respect to narratives governing national identities. How is the rise and fall of civilizations presented historically? How has human hubris been allegorized in history paintings since the 17th century? And what have been the changes in depictions of myths, heroes and heroines, rulers male and female, and decisive historical events up to the present day – in the light of technological change and the invention of photography and film?
The exhibition examines the history painting with a view to the historical Art Collections – Paintings Gallery, Graphic Collection, Plaster Cast Collection – on the one hand and works by contemporary artists on the other. In so doing, it will shed light on the capacity of the history painting and its variations in the media age to oscillate iridescently between fact and fiction and its potential for focusing on historicity as an artistic theme in its own right.
Artists / authors / filmmakers / researchers:
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Heinrich Friedrich Füger, Luca Giordano, Pietro Graziani, Sir William Hamilton, Theophil von Hansen, Joseph Anton Koch, Johann Peter Krafft, Nicolaes Maes, Hans Makart, Éduard Manet, Adolph Menzel, Hubert Robert, Salvator Rosa, Peter Paul Rubens, Francesco Solimena, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Charles André Vanloo, Tiziano Vecellio, Jacques Antoine Volaire, Jan Weenix, Michael Wutky and many more, and contemporary positionings, among others, Eleanor Antin, Danica Dakić, Harun Farocki, Marcel Broodthaers, Omer Fast, John Murphy, W. G. Sebald, Susan Sontag, Ana Torfs
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Guided tour of "History Tales" with Sabine Folie, Director Art Collections
15 Nov 2023/16:00-17:00H
Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Österreich
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Johann Peter Krafft, David mit dem Haupt Goliaths, 1852 © Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien