Friday, October 05, 2012
Onto Vienna, inside the Belvedere Museum. Vienna is a stunning, easy to navigate city. It has beautiful examples of Baroque art movement. Just take the "D" tram and follow that road to a string of stunning buildings and museums. Or you can simply walk the street and investigate on foot. The Belvedere's most jaw dropping painting, in my humble opinion is Vemeer's Artist in His Studio; truly a remarkable gem of a painting. While most of the paintings there had crisp edges, Vermeer realized that not all edges need to be sharp; and softened his edges, helping to create a more realistic dreamy painting. It stands out in this museum among the others.