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Vienna, TuchlaubenHochholzerhof H. Grossmann, 1913

Nothing is known about the life and works of this artist other than that he was creator of this attractive and elegant watercolour of Viennese streets in the year before the First World War. Chosen for its wealth of interesting detail and soft colour scheme, it has much to catch the eye for a short audio guide.


By „H. Grossmann“ (otherwise unknown) (Dorotheum) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Wrap Up Your Painting

  • What caught your eye immediately about the painting?
  • How did you describe the character of the built environment to yourself?
  • How did the air smell, in your imagination?
  • Did you think the person you focused on was affluent or not? How could you tell?
  • In what way, if any, did this guided noticing activity add to your original impressions of the painting?
  • How do you feel now you’ve completed this activity? If you enjoyed it, why not add more Look at Paintings audio guides to your week? And don’t forget, you can take these guides with you to your local gallery and try them whilst standing in front of ‘real life’ art