Middle School | Monet to Picasso

10–14 years

The exhibition Monet to Picasso presents the ALBERTINA Museum’s extensive holdings of classical modernist paintings and provides an outstanding overview of all the “-isms” to be found in 20th-century art history. This freshly redone public presentation of the permanent collection runs from Impressionism and Fauvism to German Expressionism and Bauhaus and on to the Russian avant-garde and Picasso.


100 Years of Art History
as seen in select landscapes/still-lifes/portraits

On this tour through the exhibition, we stick to just one of the above named genres—which is a great way to compare works done in different styles. What distinguishes an impressionist landscape from a Surrealist one? And what’s the difference between an expressionist portrait and a cubist portrait?

The studio work depends on the genre selected for the tour:
Landscape: The objective of the half-hour workshop is to create a landscape that’s very familiar to the young participants. During the 60-minute studio workshop, participants realize the same landscape in two different styles.
Portrait: A self-portrait monotype is created in the 30-minute workshop. If the 60-minute workshop has been selected, participants go on to reproduce their self-portraits and develop them further in various styles.
Still-life: Participants arrange their still-lifes from a selection of objects. During the 30-minute workshop, this selection is sketched using pencil and paper. If an hour is available, they also experiment with other techniques.


  • 90 minutes
    (60 min tour of the exhibition and 30 min workshop in the Formatwerk studio)
  • 120 minutes
    (60 min tour of the exhibition and 60 min workshop in the  Formatwerk studio)



There is no entrance fee for children.
Fee for the guided tour per participant of the group:

60-minute program


90-minute program


120-minute program


School classes over 25 students are divided.

Teachers and attendants (max. of 2 per class/group) visit the exhibition for free and are responsible for the group throughout the museum visit.


Inquiries & Contact

ALBERTINA Art Education
on working days between 9 am and 4 pm under T +43 1 534 83 540 or E


Claude Monet | Der Seerosenteich, 1917-1919 | ALBERTINA, Wien – Sammlung Batliner
Claude Monet | Der Seerosenteich, 1917-1919 | ALBERTINA, Wien – Sammlung Batliner
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