Friday, 06. March 2015
© Private Collection, Photo: Studio Walter Bayer
06. 03. 14. - 17:00
06. 03. 14. - 17:00
A painting that was rediscovered in 2012, decades after it was seized by the Nazi's for being 'degenerate', is on display at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
"Im Gasthaus" by German-Swedish artist Lotte Laserstein was painted in 1927 and bought by the Berlin city council the following year but later branded by the Nazi's as 'degenerate' art, despite the fact that it does not obviously fit into this description.
The painting details a profile of a woman sitting alone in a tavern with a beer. Some analysts have suggested the Nazi's may have seized the painting because the woman featured in it was not the typical portrayal of feminine beauty preferred in that era, or it may have been because Laserstein was thought to be partly Jewish.
It is understood that the painting was held by collector Bernhard Böhmer during that era, until he killed himself at the end of the war. It then is believed to have been passed down to his son Peter Böhmer who lived until 2007. The artist Laserstein who died in the nineties never saw her original painting again, owning just a photograph of it.
The piece reappeared, unrecognised, in an auction in Munich in June 2012. It was recognised by bidders, one of whom paid 110,000 Euros and who has now given it on loan to the "Vienna-Berlin: the Art of Two Cities" exhibition that is on at the Belvedere until 15 June.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Mayor Lifts Up Teenage Girls Skirt On Stage|
|Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes|
|Truck Load Of Camels Burnt Alive In Fireball Accident|
|Proud Python Mum Guards 40 Egg Babies|
|Kids Flee When Angry Gorilla Smashes Glass Cage|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.