Grand masters from Dres­den visit Vi­enna

Win­ter Palace, Vi­enna Un­til 8 Novem­ber 2015

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

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)

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