Alte Pinakothek


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Alte Pinakothek

(German ˈaltə pinakoˈteːk)
n
(Placename) a museum in Munich housing a collection of paintings dating from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century
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Alte Pinakothek focuses on European masterpieces from the 14th to 18th centuries.
More remarkable, however, are Altdorfer's two independent landscape paintings from London's National Gallery and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
The collages are based on reproductions of paintings by Raphael, Giorgione, Durer, and others in a nineteenth-century catalogue of the collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
This area combines several of the most important galleries in Europe, most significantly the Alte Pinakothek (Old Art Gallery), a magnificent work of neo-classicism by Leo von Klenze, inaugurated in 1836.
Klenze was responsible for two among the remarkable number of art galleries and museums the city can sfiU boast: the Glyptothek and the Alte Pinakothek.
These princely collections evolved into the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Staatliche Kunsthalle at Karlsruhe, the Herzog Anton-Ulrich Museum at Brunswick, the Staatliches Museum at Schwerin, the various Staatliche Museen in Berlin and the Gemaldegalerie at Dresden.
Price argues that the words "propiis coloribus," in the Latin inscription of Durer's great self-portrait of 1500 in the Alte Pinakothek Munich, should not be read as "with eternal colors," meaning the pigments with which the artist painted, but rather as "with my own colors," that is, in the artist's own flesh tones or hair.
We know this face from grand oil paintings by Anthony van Dyck, Rubens's student, displayed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and above all from Rubens' own incomparable double portrait of himself and Isabella "In the Arbor," shown at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany.
The city Alte Pinakothek boasts one of the finest collections of paintings while the Neue Pinakothek, we are told, boasts an excellent modern collection.
Painting: The Battle of Issus, 1529, Albrecht Altdorfer, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
For the culturally inclined there are churches of all styles and periods to visit, and the Alte Pinakothek, one of the world's leading art galleries.