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Friedrich Loos – An Artist‘s Life between Vienna, Rome and the North

Masterpieces in Focus

27 March 2015 to 12 July 2015
Upper BelvedereBelvedere

In March 2015, the Belvedere will be devoting a Masterpieces in Focus exhibition to an unjustly forgotten Austrian painter – Friedrich Loos (1797–1890). Nowadays Loos is most appreciated for his panoramic views, including the famous “Sattler Panorama” of Salzburg, to which he contributed in the 1820s. After this period in Salzburg, where he painted some of his most well-known works, Loos moved to Vienna and finally to Rome in 1846. It Italy he continued to paint panoramas. He captured the city from Monte Celio and Monte Mario in two sequences of five paintings, creating great panoramic views of classical and of contemporary Rome.
In his cityscapes and landscapes depicting the Alps or rolling countryside, Friedrich Loos always made every effort to record exact topographies, which is why these panoramas are of great cartographic interest to this day. The exhibition Masterpieces in Focus: Friedrich Loos will feature examples from every phase in the painter’s oeuvre, inviting visitors to rediscover his work and see it in a new light.?

Exhibitions in the series Masterpieces in Focus are made possible through the generous support of the Dorotheum.