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Idols and Rivals

September 20, 2022 to January 8, 2023

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[pdf] Catalogue essay by Gudrun Swoboda (123 KB)

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[pdf] Exhibition booklet (362 KB)

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Press Photographs

[jpg] (5.0 MB) © KHM-Museumsverband
© Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photo: Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut

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[jpg] (1.4 MB) Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (1488/90–1576)
DANAE
after 1554
Canvas; 152 × 134 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (336 KB) Jean de Boulogne, called Giambologna (1524/29–1608), after Michelangelo Buonarroti, called Michelangelo (1475–1564)
NOTTE (NIGHT)
before 1574
Alabaster; H 44.5 cm, W 46.5 cm, D 18.8 cm
Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunst-
sammlungen Dresden
© Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut

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[jpg] (864 KB) Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (1488/90–1576)
GIRL IN A FUR
c.1535
Canvas; 95.5 × 63.7 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (429 KB) Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)
HELENA FOURMENT IN A FUR COAT (‘HET PELSKEN’)
1636/38
Oak panel, 178.7 × 86.2 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (1.3 MB) Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)
THE ABDUCTION OF GANYMEDE
1611/12
Canvas; 203 × 203 cm
Fürstlich Schwarzenberg’sche Kunststiftung, Vaduz,
on permanent loan to LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely
Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princerly Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

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[jpg] (2.2 MB) After Michelangelo Buonarroti, called Michelangelo (1475–1564)
THE ABDUCTION OF GANYMEDE
1575/80
Poplar panel; 96.5 × 75.3 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (658 KB) Antonio Lombardo (c.1458–c.1516)
VENUS ANADYOMENE
1508/16
Relief, white marble; H 40.6 cm, W 26 cm, D 7 cm
Inscription on the base of the relief: ‘nvda venvs madidas exprimit imbre comas’
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Purchased with the assistance of Art Fund
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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[jpg] (2.0 MB) Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825)
VENUS RISING FROM THE SEA – A DECEPTION
c.1822
Canvas; 73.98 × 61.28 cm
Signed on the bottom right corner of the kerchief: ‘Raphaelle Peale, 1823 / Pinxit’
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri (Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust purchase)
© The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Photo: Jamison Miller

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[jpg] (1.5 MB) Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto (1518/19–1594)
OTTAVIO STRADA
1567
Canvas; 128 × 101 cm
Rijksmuseum. Purchased with the support of the J.W. Edwin Vom Rath Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds
© Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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[jpg] (1.6 MB) Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (1488/90–1576)
JACOPO STRADA
1567/68
Canvas; 126 × 95.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (1.1 MB) Jan van der Hamen y León (1596–1631)
STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT AND BIRDS
1621
Panel; 56 × 74 cm
Patrimonio Nacional. Colecciones Reales.
Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
© Patrimonio Nacional, El Escorial, Monasterio de San Lorenzo

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[jpg] (1.4 MB) Giovanni Battista Crespi, called Il Cerano (1573–1632) / Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, called Il Morazzone (1573–1626) / Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574–1625)
MARTYRDOM OF SAINTS RUFINA AND SECONDA, NAMED BY GIOVANNI PASTA ‘THE PAINTING BY THREE ARTISTS’
1617/18
Canvas; 192 × 192 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
© Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano

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[jpg] (0.9 MB) Sofonisba Anguissola (1531/35–1625)
SELF-PORTRAIT
1554
Poplar panel; 19.5 × 14.5 cm
Signed and dated on the book: ‘Sophonisba
Angussola virgo seipsam fecit 1554’
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (1.5 MB) Lavinia Fontana (1552–1614)
SELF-PORTRAIT
1579
Copper; dia. 15.7 cm
© Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi, Firenze. Su concessione del Ministero della Cultura

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[jpg] (1.1 MB) Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825)
MINERVA FIGHTING MARS
1771
Canvas; 114 × 146.8 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris, Département des Peintures
© bpk / RMN - Grand Palais / Philippe Fuzeau

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[jpg] (470 KB) WOUNDED AMAZON (MATTEI TYPE)
Roman copy from the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. CE after an original by Phidias 440/430 BCE
Marble; H 211 cm
Musei Vaticani, Città del Vaticano,
© bpk | Scala

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[jpg] (1.0 MB) Joseph-Benoît Suvée
MINERVA FIGHTING MARS
1771
Canvas; 143 × 109.5 cm
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
© bpk / RMN - Grand Palais / Philipp Bernard

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[jpg] (1.2 MB) Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), after Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
FIGHT FOR THE STANDARD
c.1605
Canvas; 82.5 × 117 cm
Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
© Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

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[jpg] (1.0 MB) Michelangelo Buonarroti, called Michelangelo (1475–1564)
STUDIES OF A RAISED ARM
c.1504
Pen and brown ink, black chalk;
226 × 315 mm
© ALBERTINA, Vienna

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[jpg] (1.2 MB) Bastiano da Sangallo, called Aristotile (1481–1551), after Michelangelo Buonarroti, called Michelangelo (1475–1564)
THE BATTLE OF CASCINA
1542
Panel; 76.5 × 129 cm
The Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate
By kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate / Bridgeman Images

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[jpg] (757 KB) Euthymides
ATTISCH ROTFIGURIGE AMPHORA
510–500 v. Chr.
Ton; H. 60 cm
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, München
© Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München, Foto: Renate Kühling

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[jpg] (2.0 MB) Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571)
PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
Florence, 1545/9
Bronze, partly gilt; H 85.5 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
© Gabinetto Fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi, Firenze. Su concessione del Ministero della Cultura, Foto: Roberto Palermo

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[jpg] (342 KB) Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571)
PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
Florence, 1545/9
Bronze, partly gilt; H 85.5 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
© Gabinetto Fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi, Firenze. Su concessione del Ministero della Cultura, Foto: Roberto Palermo

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[jpg] Exhibition view "Idols & Rivals" (513 KB) © KHM-Museumsverband

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Press contact

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1010 Vienna, Burgring 5

Nina Auinger-Sutterlüty, MAS
Mag. Sarah Aistleitner
info.pr@khm.at
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