“IMPERIAL CAPITALS: ST. PETERSBURG – VIENNA. MASTERPIECES OF MUSEUM COLLECTIONS”. Sandro BOTTICELLI, Jacopo TINTORETTO, Hans HOLBEIN, Frans HALS, Rembrandt van RIJN, Nicolas POUSSIN, Antoine WATTEAU
“IMPERIAL CAPITALS: ST. PETERSBURG – VIENNA. MASTERPIECES OF MUSEUM COLLECTIONS”. Sandro BOTTICELLI, Jacopo TINTORETTO, Hans HOLBEIN, Frans HALS, Rembrandt van RIJN, Nicolas POUSSIN, Antoine WATTEAU

The State Hermitage and the Art History Museum in Vienna have long enjoyed friendly relations. An interesting new project to show ‘paired’ paintings from the two museums is now in preparation. The organisers consider that fourteen paintings from each museum form pairs with those in the other museum: by the fact that they are by the same artist, by the similarity of their themes or by their common composition. This comparison helps to better understand the peculiar characteristics of each collection and the masterpieces it includes.