Grand masters from Dresden visit Vienna
Winter Palace, Vienna Until 8 November 2015
The winter palace is showing around 100 important works of grand masters from the Dresden Picture Gallery. The electors of Saxony were famous for being passionate about collecting, and August II., “the Strong”, (1670-1733) and his son August III. (1696-1763) amassed a considerable collection of art in their Dresden Picture Gallery. It includes works by Rembrandt, Titian, Bernardo Bellotto, Guido Reni, Anthony van Dyck, Diego Velázquez and Antoine Watteau. Around 100 of these paintings can be seen in the winter palace of Prince Eugene.
The exhibition Rembrandt - Titian - Bellotto. Spirit and Splendor of the Dresden Picture Gallery traces the establishment and development of this art collection in seven chapters. Apart from the Saxon court as the seed for various art-related undertakings, themes also include the importance of the Dresden Academy of Art and individual genres such as portrait, landscape and still life.
Bernardo Bellotto, View of Dresdon from the right bank of the Elbe with the Augustus bridge, 1747 (oil on canvas)