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The Old Master’s picture gallery

Meet the Sistine Madonna! King August the Strong and his son, August III, were both art-minded and gathering one of the most important collection of paintings in Europe within less than 60 years. The collection concentrates on Italian Renaissance painting as well as paintings in Mannerist and Baroque style. Gottfried Semper’s adequate architectural frame is now home to more than 700 paintings from the 16th and 17th century, including Dutch and Flemish paintings, not only represented by Rembrandt, Rubens and his followers. The gallery moreover presents major works of Old German and Old Dutch painting by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Dürer, Cranach and Holbein. Splendid paintings by Spanish and French artists of the 17th century – among them Ribera and Murillo, Poussin and Lorrain – complete the collection. Have a look at the originals: here you can see Liotard’s Chocolate Girl, Rubens’ Hercules, and how Dresden looked like more than 250 years ago, preserved oil on canvas by Canaletto. In addition to the quality of the holdings, the spacious setting as well as its magnificent furnishings meets the highest standards of excellence.
When: 9/10/2009, 2.30 p.m.
Price (incl. entrance and guided tour): 17 EUR per person
Duration: app. 1 hour
Please note: The ticket is valid also for Armory and Sculpture collection in the Zwinger.
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