focuses on European masterpieces from the 14th to 18th centuries, including 'Madonna of the Carnation'--the only Leonardo da Vinci work in a German gallery.
, Kunstareal, Munich, Germany; digital image from Art Resource, New York, New York, USA.
Classic pieces can be found at Alte Pinakothek
, contemporary at Neue Pinakothek, and modern at Pinakothek der Moderne.
More remarkable, however, are Altdorfer's two independent landscape paintings from London's National Gallery and the Alte Pinakothek
A short walk from the Lenbachhaus is Munich's famed Alte Pinakothek
, best known for its magnificent collection of Old Master paintings, particularly Albrecht Altdorfer's "Battle of Issus," 1529, and many large-scale compositions by Peter Paul Rubens.
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
He rightly points out that Wolfe's experiences in Munich were not limited to the beerhall; the American author loved visiting the Alte Pinakothek
and the Neue Staatsgalerie, where he admired the works of German and continental artists.
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.
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