Saturday, January 9, 2016

Art Gallery - Albertina Museum Vienna: The Staterooms - Stateroom #7 The Hall Of Muses

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Albertina Museum Vienna: The Staterooms - Stateroom #7 The Hall Of Muses
September 2015
The Albertina Staterooms has one of the most interesting and varied collection of European art work. They consist of twenty palace state rooms spread over two floors of the original Albertina Palace and were restored in year 2000. The rooms were originally decorated French style the line of Louis XVI décor by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen. In 1822, Archduke Carl had them redecorated along Habsburg style, and what we see today is as closely restored to the way they would have looked back then.
The rooms contain many pieces of  paintings, statues, pottery, furniture collected over a period of time. I only had time to visit the rooms on the ground floor, still I marvelled at the display of fine paintings, statues, pottery, etc. displayed.

There are hundreds of pieces of artwork and furniture within the rooms I visited. To ease viewing, I have separated them into several blogs separated into different rooms, this one are those from Staterooms #7. This room is the central stateroom and is larger than the others, and was used as a dining room and as a glamorous venue for soirées and balls. It is called the Hall of Muses because of the statues of the Greek Muses displayed there.
Click on the respective photos below for enlarged view:

<Staterooms #4-6            |       Go to Staterooms Main       |          Staterooms #8-9>

Urania (Ourania) - The Muse of Astronomy.

Euterpe - The Muse Of Music

Polyhymnia - The Muse Of Sacred Poetry & Sacred Hymns.

Clio - The Muse Of History.

Melpomene - The Muse Of Tragedy.

Thalia - The Muse Of Comedy.

Calliope - The Muse Of History, she is the chief of the muses.

Terpsichore - The Muse Of Dance.

Erato - The Muse Of Love.

Mnemosyne - Mother of The Muses.

<Staterooms #4-6            |       Go to Staterooms Main       |          Staterooms #8-9>

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Tel: +43-1-534830
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Hours: Mon-Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu-Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

GPS: 48.204695, 16.368174
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€ 11.00
Vienna Card (Wien Karte) holders
€ 9.10
Senior citizens (aged 60 and over)
€ 9.00
Students with ID (up to age 26)
€ 8.00
Unemployed persons with AMS card€ 7.00
Ö1 Club members with ID
€ 9.90
Groups of 15 or more persons
€ 8.00 each
Children and young people (younger than 19), Friends of the Albertina,
ICOM members

no charge
Visitors with special needs€ 7.00
Visitors with the so-called Kulturpass
no charge
Guided tour fee€ 4.00


Adults€ 4.00
Reduced, Groups of 3 or more persons € 3.00
Friends of the Albertina€ 2.50
(Note:  Entry charges are at time of this blog, all charges subject to a 10% tax)

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  1. Thanks for the confirmation that 'my globe' is Urania's_ /been there in 2013:

    1. Hi Matthias,
      It great to be of help.
      I myself had difficulty trying to identify the statues. First I tried to translate the Greek to English; which worked for a few. Then I did web read-ups on them in particular "which muse held what".
      Slowly and lastly by elimination, I managed to. I hope I got them right as I wouldn't want to suffer their wrath!

      By the way, you have wonderful photos. Very nicely taken, good angles, shadows and clarity.


    2. Hello Jotaro-san,
      to be on the safe side regarding the wrath, I would replace Polyhymnia with Apollon Musagetes (Apollo, leader of the muses) e.g.

      You might like this group of sculptures as well. It used to be a well. Now they are sitting on a wall an look down into the river where Berlin was divided in two parts_

      greetings, -Matthias