Great Collection

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Zhebiton on September 15, 2010

In general, the basis of the collection of the Alte Pinakothek - is, of course, the Germans, plus the Flemish and Dutch. There are other Italian painting but go here not for the Italians. The first leaf collection is "The Battle with Alexander of Macedon king Darius" Albrecht Aldorfera, got to the William Fourth, Duke of Bavaria, in 1529. Cloth and now takes pride of place in the Pinakothek, but I was not touched: the typical "not mine". Despite the recognition, for Altdorfer it was also, apparently, is not it ": and format, and the plot is not typical of this artist.

The collection of the Alte Pinakothek lot of early German and Flemish paintings. So loved me and triptychs polyptych presented here in unimaginable abundance. For example, like this triptych would not let me very long. This is the altar of the Church Fathers Michael Pacher. The four churches under his father carved Gothic canopies (no wonder, since this 15 th century) are shown each with corresponding attributes: Jerome and the lion, who pulled a splinter, Augustine of Hippo - with a small child, a symbol of the futility of comprehending the meaning of the Holy Trinity, Pope Gregory the Great - save from hell Flame pagan Trajan; Ambrose with a cradle, the voice of the baby which allowed him to be elected bishop.

But the diptych "Four Apostles". Probably for me it is the only product where the apostles come to life. Their faces are not typical inspired expression, unencumbered by understanding the suffering and bright human emotions. Colored clothes, the game attracts the views, and the question "Who is it by the way depicted here?" comes only later, when she accidentally bump the key in hand, St. Peter. Four Apostles - four human temperaments. Can poprimeryat who is who in the interpretation of this artist ...

Terrific Danae Jan Gossaert (Mabyuza), 16 century. I remembered the painting by Caravaggio "Assumption" from the Louvre. The maestro has undergone a fierce attack by the church, because as a model for writing the image of the Virgin invited a prostitute. Here is a very frivolous - like almost all ancient - the plot (Zeus gets sharpened to the tower is given in the form of golden rain, from which later a girl is born Perseus) bears clear parallels between the way Dan and Mary. For example, the characteristic blue dress, a symbol of purity.

Allegories I always attract. From the finished painting should collect their own, even if she did not coincide with the vision of the author. Here are two of the Pinakothek, liked by most: Hans Memling (1480) "Seven Joys of the Virgin" - for just an infinite number of biblical stories, umeschennyh on one picture.

Even in the Alte Pinakothek be sure to harden delight in the rooms of Rubens. Its so much! It is so luxurious! All of this splendor, brightness, richness seemed translates beyond the canvas and fills the room with gold and glitter. Most mysterious (to me) painting by Rubens: "The Death of Seneca.
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