The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna displays art from the Middle Ages to the present day in the unique atmosphere of baroque palaces and parks. Currently, the gallery's collection comprises around 18,500 works spanning 900 years of art history.
The highlight is undoubtedly the world's largest collection of paintings by Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt, including two of his most famous works "The Kiss" and "Judith". In addition, the collection includes important works from the Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, the epoch of Vienna around 1900 and French Impressionism. Today, the exhibition programme of the Belvedere, founded in 1903, is thematically divided among three locations: the Upper Belvedere with the permanent collection exhibition, the Lower Belvedere for special exhibitions and the Belvedere 21, a modern pavilion for contemporary art, films, music, and events. The historic French-style gardens, which, along with the two palaces, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, are just as worth visiting as the works of art.
The originals of the artworks shown here are on display at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.