Anton Faistenberger, Landscape with Shepherds and Herd

A simple enough topic, but enormously diverse in its rendering – Austrian landscape painting in the 17th and 18th centuries: a comprehensive exhibition in the Salzburg Residenzgalerie.

Upper-class and aristocratic collectors appreciated trees bowed in the wind, the play of colours in the leaves of wooded landscapes bathed in light, the perilous journey over mountain passes, the hunting party resting in a secluded spot, or the fun and bustle of a country fair. Complementing the presentation are comparisons with Dutch, Italian and French models, together with the change in style around 1800.

Albert Christoph Dies, Landscape in a thunderstorm, with the Hoher Staufen mountain

 

A catalog will be published for the special exhibition.

 

Lender:
Österreichische Museen, Archive, Universitätsbibliotheken und Privatsammler

Idea and Concept:
Thomas Habersatter

Curators:
Thomas Habersatter
Astrid Ducke

 

More about the collection of the Residenzgalerie