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0262 Die Inszenierung der vier österreichischen Kaiser im Langen 19. Jahrhundert in der Porträtbüste

  • Barbara Böhm-Nevole (Author)

    Gabriele Böhm-Nevole, born in Vienna, studied marketing and sales at the Vienna University of Economics and worked for many years in international marketing management throughout Europe and in the organization of events. She is studying art history at the University of Vienna with a focus on Austrian art and is currently writing her master’s thesis on the portrait busts of the 19th-century Viennese sculptor Victor Tilgner.


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Portrait busts became a particularly popular form of representation in the nineteenth century. Even among the Habsburgs, sculpted portraits superseded portrait painting, which had been so popular with them in the past. From the founding of the Austrian Empire in 1804 to the end of the monarchy in 1918, all Habsburg monarchs had themselves portrayed in this increasingly important medium. The essay outlines which artistic options were chosen in each case. For both artists and patrons had to adapt to frequently changing political, social, and economic situations as well as stylistic changes in the nineteenth century.



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sculpture, portrait busts, Habsburg Emperors, representation, 19th century, Franz II/I, Ferdinand I, Franz Joseph I, Karl I