Anton Faistenberger, Fishermen at a mountain stream, (detail)

Austrian landscape painting in the 17th and 18th centuries

Nature as fine art. Landscape as motif. Trees bowed by the wind, the play of colours through the leaves of forests bathed in light, an approaching storm, the hazardous path over a mountain pass, the hunting party resting in a secluded spot, the cheerful bustle of a country fair set in a landscape – Austrian baroque painters between 1600 and 1800 captured all this and much more on canvas, copper plates and wood panels. The formats ranged from postcard-sized cabinet pieces to canvases more than 2m wide. 18th-century collectors from aristocratic, ecclesiastical and bourgeois circles were great admirers of these diverse renderings. The presentation is rounded off by a comparison with Dutch, Italian and French models, and examples of the change in style around 1800.

The first comprehensive exhibition of Austrian baroque landscapes takes into account the increased interest in the subject shown in recent years.

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

Loans from long-standing partners

With special support from:
Belvedere, Wien;
Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien;
LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections. Vaduz–Vienna;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien;
Salzburg Museum and Privatleihgebern.


Ch. H. Brand, J. Ch. Brand, A. Ch. Dies, J. E. Dorfmeister, J. A. Eismann, A. Enzinger, A. Faistenberger, G. J. Faistenberger, F. P. de Ferg, I. Flurer, J. (J. B.) Graf, N. Grund, J. Ph. Hackert, J. J. Hartmann, F. Ch. Janneck, J. Orient, A. Querfurt, J. N. Lauterer, H. C. Memberger, J. Mössmer, M. v. Molitor, A. Nesselthaler, J. G. Platzer, J. Rebell, J. Roos d. Ä., J. M. Rottmayr, C. Ph. Schallhas, F. Scheyerer, M. J. Schinnagl, J. N. Schödlberger, F. G. Waldmüller, M. Wutky

The exhibition catalogue in german is available (price € 18,90) in the museum shop and online.


Landschaft mit Hirten und Herde auf einem Ölgemälde

Anton Faistenberger, Landscape with Shepherds and Herd


Idea and Concept:
Thomas Habersatter

Thomas Habersatter
Astrid Ducke

Guided tours in a foreign language are possible on request.

Registrations required for all events:
+43 662 80 42 21 09


Virtual tour through the exhibition

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Program in German:

Kuratorenführungen 2021/2022

SA 31. Juli, 28. August, 11. September*, 16. Oktober*, 27. November, 11. Dezember* 2021 , 22. Jänner*, 29. Jänner 2022 · jeweils 10.30 Uhr
MI 11. August · 16.30 Uhr
MI 15. September*, 13. Oktober*, 3. November, 1. Dezember* 2021, 12. Jänner 2022· jeweils 15 Uhr

mit Dr. Thomas Habersatter bzw. Mag. Astrid Ducke*
Treffpunkt: Residenzgalerie Salzburg


Gustostückerl 2021

MO · jeweils 16 Uhr
8. November: „Anton Faistenberger“ mit Dr. Thomas Habersatter
15. November: „Jagdbilder“ mit Mag. Astrid Ducke
22. November: „Ideale Landschaft“ mit Dr. Thomas Habersatter
29. November: „Gebirgsansichten“ mit Dr. Thomas Habersatter

Treffpunkt: Residenzgalerie Salzburg


Gesprächsreihe 2022

MI 18 Uhr, Eintritt frei!
12. Jänner: „Italienische Landschaft“ mit Mag. Norbert Grillitsch
19. Jänner: „Flämisch-Holländische Landschaft“ mit Dr. Erika Oehring
27. Jänner: „Französische Landschaft“ mit Dr. Thomas Habersatter

Treffpunkt: Residenzgalerie Salzburg


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