Oh, Vienna! Sixth Form Pupils Inspired by Vienesse Art
At the end of the Lent Term, 15 Sixth Form pupils set off on an art and photography trip to Vienna. The Austrian capital, which lies in the country’s east on the Danube River, oozes culture and has a rich history of art.
Over the course of the trip, the pupils were amazed by the magnificent and awe-inspiring architecture, as well as the city’s artwork, which ranged from Baroque frescoes in the Karlskirche to challenging contemporary installations and photography exhibitions at the Mmumok Mmuseum.
Highlights included a visit to the beautiful Belvedere Palace to see Gustav Kilmt’s The Kiss, and the stunning Albertina Museum, where pupils saw one of Europe’s most important compilations of modernist art, the Batliner Collection: Monet to Picasso.
Pupils were also able to visit the sumptuously decorated and restored Habsburg state rooms, with their exquisite furniture, floors and chandeliers.
The pupils also had the opportunity to explore the city on foot and experience the Nachmarkt, Vienna’s best known market, and a traditional Viennese coffee house, previously frequented by well-known artists and literary figures, where the group spent the afternoon sampling delicious cakes, of which there were plenty!
The three-day visit certainly proved inspirational for the pupils, who have returned to school with sketchbooks and photos that will now help them with their projects this term.