The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria

Treasures and Locations of the Bavarian State Painting Collections

Edited by Bernhard Maaz

The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria

Edited by Bernhard Maaz

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

180 pages | 144 color plates | 6 x 8 1/4 | © 2016
Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9783777425443 Published August 2016 For sale in North America and Japan only
The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria comprise the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne that, together, house an extensive collection of art from the old masters to the twenty-first century. Visitors come from all corners of the globe to view the Pinakothek’s Bavarian State Painting Collections. But, in addition to the many paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and installation art housed within the three museums, art from the Pinakothek, including some of the collection’s most important hidden treasures, is also on display in nineteen galleries beyond the region’s boundaries.
The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria is the first book to take readers through all nineteen galleries that showcase the Bavarian State Painting Collections more broadly, from the Schleissheim Palace in Oberschleissheim, with paintings by Nicolas Poussin, to St. Catherine’s Church at Augsburg, which features works by Hans Holbein, to a gallery in Neuburg an der Donau that holds works by Peter Paul Rubens. Traveling with the director of the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Bernhard Maaz, we are treated to works of breathtaking beauty and historical significance by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Albrecht Dürer, Paul Klee, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Auguste Rodin, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among many others. But the book also draws attention to the galleries themselves, including the finest castles and palaces of Bavaria.
With more than one hundred color illustrations and contributions by Pinakothek keepers and curators, the book sheds light on this internationally renowned collection.
Contents
The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria
                Bernhard Maaz
Munich
                Alte Pinakothek
                                European painting of the 14th to 18th centuries
                Neue Pinakothek
                                European art of the 18th and 19th centuries
Schack Collection
                German painting in the 19th century
Modern Art Collection in the Pinakothek der Moderne
                International art of the 20th and 21st centuries
Museum Brandhorst
                International art of the 30th and 21st centuries
Türkentor
                Walter De Maria, ‘Large Red Sphere’, 2010
Ansbach
                State Gallery in the Ansbach Residenz
                                European Baroque painting
Aschaffenburg
                State Gallery in Johannisburg Palace
Paintings from the former collection of the electoral archbishops of Mainz, easel paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his school
Augsburg
                State Gallery in St Catherine’s Church
                                Late-Gothic Swabian painting
                State Gallery of Modern Art in the Augsburg Glaspalast
                                Changing exhibitions of art of the 20th and 21st centuries
Bamberg
                State Gallery in the New Residenz
                                Late-Gothic cologne and Franconian painting, German and Dutch Baroque painting
Bayreuth
                State Gallery in the New Palace
                                Dutch and German painting of the late Baroque
Burghausen
                State Gallery in Burghausen Castle
                                Late-Gothic Bavarian and Austrian painting
Füssen
                State Gallery in the Hohes Schloss
                                15th- and 16th-century paintings and sculptures from Swabia and the Allgäu
Neuburg an der Donau
State Gallery in Neuburg Palace
                Flemish Baroque painting
Oberschleissheim
                State Gallery in the New Palace in Schleissheim
                                European Baroque painting
Ottobeuren
                State Gallery in the Benedictine Abbey
                                Swabian painting from former holdings of the abbey
Tegernsee
Olaf Gulbransson Museum
                Paintings and works of graphic art by Olaf Gulbransson and special exhibitions
Würzburg
State Gallery in the Würzburg Residenz
                Venetian painting of the 17th and 18th centuries
Permanent Loans from the Bavarian State Painting Collections
Catalogue of Works
 
 
 
 
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