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Old art gallery
Since 07/25/2019

Under the title “From Goya to Manet. The 19th Century ”outlines around 90 paintings and sculptures spanning the spectrum from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. The temporary relocation of the masterpieces from the Neue Pinakothek to the Alte Pinakothek offers a unique opportunity to experience the most famous paintings of these two houses together under one roof.

The building of the Neue Pinakothek has to undergo fundamental technical renovation after four decades of museum and exhibition operations. The museum is therefore closed for several years. During this time, selected major works of painting and sculpture from the 19th century were exhibited in the Alte Pinakothek and in the Schack Collection. The selection spans the spectrum from classicism and romanticism to the beginning of modernity.

In the lower gallery of the Alte Pinakothek, a selection of around 90 paintings and sculptures is exhibited in three halls and seven cabinets. The concentration enables new constellations and unexpected encounters. In the large middle room, images of people from the period of classicism to dawning modernity meet. The sharply observed portraits of Goya and the close-to-nature staging of the English upper class by Thomas Gainsborough contrast with the cool distance from Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner" as well as the depiction of simple people with Edgar Degas. The monumental classicism of Antonio Canova communicates with the dreamy symbolism of Georges Minnes in the adjacent cabinet, while in the adjoining room the works of Van Gogh, Klimt, Segantini and others. a. mark the radical break with traditional viewing habits.

In the hall of German romantics, the retrospective painting of the Nazarenes in Rome meets the inside view of Caspar David Friedrichs in Dresden and the realism of Carl Blechens, presented with painstaking bravura, in Berlin. In the cabinet of French and English romantics and early realists, literary romanticism Eugène Delacroix ’and empirical nature exploration meet with William Turner and John Constable. The other cabinets focus on trends in art in the second half of the 19th century. Wilhelm Leibl and his circle follow in the footsteps of Gustave Courbet and the Barbizon school, while Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt represent the spirit of modernism in Berlin around 1900.