Biedermeier & Post-Impressionist Artists in Vienna

Both Biedermeier and post-impressionist artists painted and sculpted in 19th century Vienna. Learn about a few famous artists with this free art history video series.

Series Summary

Painting and drawing is the art of using a pigmented medium to create a picture of reality filtered through the imagination, the senses, emotions, and life experience. Artists the world over have multiplied the uses of painting and drawing as a vital mode of human expression, whether recording history, retelling myth and legend, expressing religious fervor, or exploring the unknown. From early history to the present, we have records of men and women making graphic representations of their world, showing their understanding and their curiosity. Understanding art requires studying great artists of the past. In this free fine art video series, an art historian discusses Biedermeier and post-impressionist artists whose work now resides in Vienna. Learn about artists such as Josef Danhauser, Friedrich Ritter von Amerling, Max Liebermann, and Vincent van Gogh. Study their artistic styles to learn about the times in which they worked. Learn about important art movements using this art history series as a guide.

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