Primary School | Monet to Picasso
Masterworks of the Batliner Collection
The Batliner Collection 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.
Mountains and Valleys
In this exhibition visit, everything revolves around the theme of landscape. Our interactive tour takes young people through the most varied landscapes – from the sea to the mountains, from impressionism to expressionism and surrealism. By comparing works, the participants learn to recognize the differences between individual styles and also get acquainted with the most important modern artists. The practical work in the studio involves elaborating on a landscape, using an outtake from a photo as a starting point. In the longer workshop variant (60 minutes), the special challenge lies in blending the “correct” color hues in addition to elaborating on the landscape.
2 Dots, 2 Lines – Voilà, a Face!
This interactive tour through the exhibition takes a closer look at the ever-new challenge confronting artists when it comes to painting a face. Participants playfully analyze portraits by numerous artists in a variety of painting styles. How can feelings be represented? And what stories do the faces tell? Along the way, we’ll also learn about various styles such as impressionism, expressionism, cubism, and surrealism, and about how to distinguish between them. Participants will then go to the studio to create their own (self-)portraits. In the 30-minute workshop, the object is to try and imitate a previously seen artistic movement with wax crayons. If 60 minutes in the studio are reserved, the participants will create an expressionist/cubist self-portrait.
Still, stiller, still life
The focus of this exhibition tour is a genre with a long tradition: the still-life. What belongs in a still-life painting and what doesn’t? How are the objects arranged? What different kinds of still-lifes are there? And where do we encounter still-lifes in our everyday routines? As we view the works, participants will dig into questions of composition and color theory as well as compare the works of various artists—and in this way, they’ll become familiar with various styles of modern art.
Back at the studio, the participants will create their own still-lifes. In the half-hour workshop, they’ll make use of a wealth of available materials and assemble a still-life drawn in pencil or wax crayon. In the one-hour workshop, they’ll have time to transform their pencil sketches into colorful pictures using intense gouache paints.
All the Way Around
Here, we tackle the theme of sculpture – artworks you can walk all the way around. What sculptures do we encounter at the ALBERTINA Museum, and how were they made?
In the 30-minute variant of the workshop, the children model a shape out of clay. If 60 minutes are available, they’ll also try out the reverse process of sculpting on a small block of foam.
- 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 minutes program
90 minutes program
120 minutes program
Minimum number: 13 children
School classes over 25 students are divided.
We ask all participants to wear a mouth and nose protector during the entire visit.
Teachers and attendants (max. of 2 per class/group) visit the exhibition for free and are responsible for the group throughout the museum visit.
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