The city of Dresden can be described as Europe’s hidden treasure of art. This German city has a rich art collection. It is a small city that has brought the sorrows of the destruction suffered in the last days of the World War II and provides a combination of sadness and art. Located on the banks of the Elbe River, this German city is characterized by its being an art city and its geographical and architectural features.
While we have yet to get over the fascinating influence of our first stop, the Albertinum Museum, we enter the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Museum in the square.
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden) should be at the top of the list of places to visit in Dresden, when we enter the museum, we encounter a very crowded visitor according to the city population. The magnificent Zwinger Palace, some of which has become a museum of paintings of old masters, contains a rich collection of paintings and a hidden heritage. The museum invites visitors to visit European art and cultural history with 300 paintings from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries on three floors.
Each work in the museum collection is carefully selected. Van Eyck, Dürer, Holbein, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Murillo, as well as Jean-Étienne Liotard, Giorgione, Titian, Johannes Vermeer, such as the best of the Renaissance and Baroque period sheds light on each other.
The most interesting works of the museum;
1- Jean-Étienne Liotard’s Chocolate The Chocolate Girl ”painting a young woman carrying a tray of hot chocolate
2- The works of Lucas Cranach the Elder, using vivid colors of crowded figures;
3- Raphael’s The Sistine Madonna with two baby angels;
4- Rubens’s gigantic paintings offer a striking beauty with muscular men and women with a knuckle body form, symbol of power.
5- One of the main representatives of the Renaissance in Florence, Sandro Botticelli, the Last Miracle and St. The death of Zenobius;
A masterpiece in which you will fall in harmony with the colors that combine miracle and death.
6- Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window;
In the examinations made on this table, a cupid was discovered in the upper right part of the painting, which was later painted and closed, and this situation caused great surprise. It is a great curiosity why Vermeer made this angel and why he gave up on him afterwards.
7- Another Vermeer work The Procuress;
The 24-year-old work of Vermeer presents the image of the love of a mercenary in a brothel and adds to our soul with vibrant colors.
8- Maarten van Valckenborch’s The Tower of Babel, depicting the Tower of Babel;
Like Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, 32 years ago.
9- Venus of Titian and Giorgione;
Sleeping Venus is the nude painting of Giorgione, an Italian Renaissance painter. It is believed that the painting was completed by another renaissance artist, Titian, after Giorgione’s death in 1510.
10- Pinturicchio’s Portrait of a Boy;
Pinturicchio, one of the greatest painters of the second half of the 15th century; He became one of the leading figures in Italian painting with his frescoes, miniatures and paintings. Together with Pietro Perugino and Raffaello, he trained the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance. His work during his student years is often confused with the work of Pietro Perugino and Raffaello, since their style is very similar.
Web site of museum : https://gemaeldegalerie.skd.museum/en/