Eros of the summer retreat

Eros is a cunning god. Following the ancient tale, he chases after the beautiful. Margaret Stonborough was also fascinated by this. On the Tuscan peninsula, she transformed the former temple of Archduke Johann Salvator into a magnificent villa according to her own wishes and ideas.


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Schloss Orth
© Elisabeth J. Nöstlinger

tba. (Artists/Presenters)
Elisabeth J. Nöstlinger, wissensART-Producerin (Project Leader)

Simone Barlian (Head of Programme Visual Arts)
Teresa Kranawetter (Assistance Visual Arts)

März 2024

About the project

Unconventionally, she strung together works of the most diverse art movements. She was a multifaceted personality; so was her life. The diaries on display, letters, the recollections of her grandson Pierre Stonborough, and the numerous interviews along the story line, address this in the exhibition.

Much of Margaret Stonborough’s life and work was forgotten. Now we are rediscovering it. Some things may have happened at that time due to a lack of appreciation. But genuine appreciation can work wonders. “It activates our reward center and inhibits our fear center in the brain. In this way, creativity, motivation and the ability to relate unfold in the shortest possible time,” writes bestselling author Reinhard Haller. Will Eros also achieve his goal with this ability.

In the course of the project “Eros of the summer resort” a Podcast series was produced by Elisabeth J. Nöstlinger (wissensART):

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