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Idols & Rivals – Artists in Competition

20 September 2022 - 8 January 2023

Idols & Rivals – Artists in Competition

Exhibition: 20 September 2022 - 8 January 2023

With outstanding works by Dürer, Tintoretto, Sofonisba, Cellini, Rubens, Van Dyck, Borromini and many more, the cultural autumn in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is launched. At the center of the exhibition is the competition among the artists themselves, but also with famous models, above all Michelangelo. Numerous artistic confrontations from antiquity to the time around 1800 are traced and rival works are juxtaposed. Many of the selected paintings and sculptures will be on show in Austria for the first time – including numerous works that were intended to be compared with each other from the very beginning in the spirit of the artists’ competition. The exhibition invites visitors to become part of the jury and vote for their personal favorite at various stations.

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Ganymede, 1611-12
Fürstlich Schwarzenberg’sche Kunststiftung, permanent loan to Liechtenstein, The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna