Friday, February 4, 2011

Theater Museum #5

The ceiling of the Eroica hall was decorated between 1724 and 1729 by Dutch artist Jacob van Schuppen with allegories of all the artistic genres represented at the Imperial and Royal Court Academy of Painters, Sculptors and Architects. The allegory in this photo shows a painter's and sculptor's studio at the academy. Ludwig van Beethoven gave several concerts here, and in 1807 the first-ever performance of his Fourth Symphony took place in this very hall.


  1. Lovely allegorical painting... I think that Beethoven's Third Symphony was called the Eroica which I imagine was related to this hall. Beautiful art (and music)...