The Window at Belvedere Palace in Vienna and the Window at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Today when I was browsing posts from other fellow bloggers, I found a post of a picture of the window at the Freer Gallery of Art at Washington D.C. very much similar to the one at Belvedere Palace in Vienna where the famous painting of Klimt— “the Kiss” is housed.  Here’s the picture that I took a few years ago at Belvedere Palace. You can vaguely see the Belvedere Garden from the window.

I went to the Freer Gallery many times because of its famous Peacock Room and also it has a good collection of Asian art in the U.S.  However, I never paid attention to the window.  I sent a message to the fellow blogger and told her that the header of my blog is actually taken from a picture of the Belvedere window, and I found that the design of window at the Freer Gallery is quite similar to the one in Belvedere Palace. She was very interested to see my blog and the header which she couldn’t find.  I posted my response to her and also in the “about” page of this blog and tried to find more materials about the window.   After having searched for all the relevant materials,  I found it more and more interesting.  That is why I wanted to duplicate this in in a new post to share with more fellow bloggers who may be interested in this similar subject.

Below is the link to Brochure of the Freer Gallery of Art, the Central Courtyard.  Take a look, and see if you find the window.  Do you agree that they are quite similar to the one at Belvedere Palace?   I believe artists inspire each other.

Freer Gallery of Art Brochure

In the most recent Vienna New Year Concert 2012, the Blue Danube Waltz  was taped in Belvedere Palace.  I saw (on PBS) the same window appearing in that program.  It was so beautiful!
I just found the performance on You-Tube.  The window appears in almost the whole program of the Blue Danube Waltz.
Please note that I used the singular “window”, although there are a number of them, because I consider them as one big window!
Now, enjoy the music and the dance from the YouTube recording.
 Vienna New Year Concert 2012–The Blue Danube
After having done all these work looking at the windows (!), I think I need to write about the Freer Gallery and the Belvedere Gallery in future.  Both have collections that I love!  Until next time…

6 Comments Add yours

  1. friendlytm says:

    Please see comments under “about my notebook”.

  2. enchantedhue says:

    Vienna is my hometown, and the Belvedere is one of my favorite places! I never really looked at the windows this way, though…nice post!

  3. friendlytm says:

    Thank you for stopping by and your comments. I like Wien very much!

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