archive-title Category Archives: MASTERPIECES IN MUSEUMS

Category Archives: MASTERPIECES IN MUSEUMS

Welcome,

here you can find our exhibitions in chronological order. Some of them might not be available to visit anymore. For the sake of completeness they are also published here, to give you as an art lover an overview of exhibitions, that have taken place in Berlin. Enjoy!

Rembrandt van Rijn – Man in a Gold Helmet – from the circle around

In 1897, the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museums-Verein, a sponsor of the Gemäldegalerie Berlin, purchased the masterpiece “Man in a Gold Helmet” as an original work by Rembrandt. Less than 100 years later, in the 1970s, it came to light as part of the “Rembrandt Research Project” initiated in 1968 that the painting was created by someone close to […]

read more

Georg Flegel – Spanish Iris, wind and cherries

Georg Flegel, born in 1566 in Olmütz, the historic centre of Moravia up to the 17th century in today’s Czech Republic, died on 23rd March 1638 in Frankfurt am Main. Flegel was an important representative of still life art in the early 17th century, a period during which still life was becoming increasingly manifest as an independent motif. […]

read more

Ishtar Gate

The construction of the Ishtar Gate was carried out in several phases, especially during the extension of the Royal Place under Nebuchadnezzar II from 605 to 562 BC. The Ishtar Gate was one of a total of five gates of Babylon, located at the river Euphrates in today’s Iraq. It served as the northern gate, the […]

read more

Lucas Cranach the Elder – Adam and Eve in paradise

Cranach depicts the moment when Eve passes the forbidden apple to Adam. Both are standing naked in the Garden of Eden. A deer is resting at Adam’s feet, a lion at Eve’s. Eve’s long blond curls flow down her back. Adam is holding a twig, which seemingly coincidentally covers both his and her shameful body […]

read more

Caravaggio – Cupid as Victor

Caravaggio is said to be the master of light and shade like how his piece “Amor vincit Omnia” or “Cupid as victor” undoubtedly proves. The specific focus was on the use of light and shade causing the painting to seem plastic, showing a naked and winged cupid embodied by a young boy. His pose is […]

read more

Carl Gustav Carus – Balcony in Naples

In 1828 Carl Gustav Carus accompanied the painter and doctor, Prince Friedrich August of Saxony on a journey to Italy. Nowadays, with the help of Carl Gustav Carus’s diary, one can still enjoy Carus’s excitement upon arrival in Nepal on May 4th: “An old, richly dressed, German chamberlain shows everyone to their already prepared room. […]

read more

Adolph Menzel – Railway between Berlin and Potsdam

The observer stands so to speak alongside the painter, looking down at a slightly hilly field before the gates to Berlin. Its silhouette can be recognized in the mist of the horizon. The train tracks in the shape of a backwards “c” are swerving through an ideal, brown-beige landscape. It passes a little house that […]

read more

Hans Holbein the Younger – The merchant Georg Giese

Giese himself probably commissioned this portrait, “The Merchant Georg Gisze”. Holbein painted it in1532. It impressively and allegorically shows in detail the workplace of a businessman of the 16th Century. An account book for accounting, a scale, a seal, writing utilities, coins and letters with readable writing unambiguously show that Giese is a merchant. The […]

read more

Petrus Christus – Portrait of a Young Girl

One sees a classical renaissance portrait of a young woman with even facial features and at the time popular high-forehead, dressed fancy in a blue, neckless dress with fur trimming. She’s wearing an extravagant pearl necklace and headwear with embroidery on the edge of her head and a ribbon tied around her chin. A tiny […]

read more

Rogier van der Weyden – Portrait of a Young Lady

The picture is a semi portrait of a young woman. She is wearing white, winged headwear that leads down to under her chin, similar material to a nun’s headwear. The mass transfer is attached with golden needles. Her grey, beige dress with complex creases is lying over her breasts. Her cleavage is covered with dark […]

read more
X