Discover Egon Schiele in the permanent collection of the Upper Belvedere – virtually – via mobile phone app: Eight works of the globally renowned Austrian painter have been given an additional digital image layer through Augmented Reality that lets you peek into the secrets behind the works of art. Experience spectacular x-ray, infrared, and macro images that were developed by the Belvedere restoration department.
The Belvedere's provenance research team examines all works of art created before 1945 and acquired since 1933. The collection, which includes roughly 5,400 paintings, sculptures, and graphic works, is processed through the museum's in-house database, which provides an object-related overview of archive and literature searches. The reviewed works are categorized as follows: “uncritical,” “questionable,” “unresolved – no indication of questionability,” and “unresolved.”