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Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister ( Old Masters Gallery) in Dresden, Germany, has a collection of over 1,500 paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It includes major Italian Renaissance works as well as Dutch and Flemish paintings. Outstanding works by German, French and Spanish painters of the period are also among the gallery’s attractions. The collection is located in the Semper Gallery, the gallery wing of the Zwinger.

Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces by Italian painters such as Raphael, Titian, Giorgione, Correggio, Tintoretto and Guercino are displayed. The collection contains a large number of 17th-century Flemish and Dutch paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Jordaens, Van Dyck and Vermeer. Outstanding works by German, French and Spanish painters are also among the gallery’s attractions.

Paintings from the 19th century onwards are displayed in the New Masters Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister) in the Albertinum.

Highlights of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

  • Name:            Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
  • English:          Old Masters Gallery
  • City:                Dresden
  • Country:         Germany
  • Opened:        1855, as the Neues Königliches Museum (New Royal Museum) in the Semper Gallery
  • Type:              Art Museum
  • Location:        Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany

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German Proverbs and Quotes

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“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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