A unique tour through European art history

in Zwinger

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© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Oliver Killig

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The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) and the Skulpturensammlung bis 1800 (Sculpture Collection up to 1800) present their works together in the extensively renovated Semperbau am Zwinger. After seven years of partial closure, the famous museum building from the 19th century now shines in new splendour.

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[Translate to English:] Restauriert

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A “new” Vermeer in Dresden

For more than 250 years now, the famous painting by Johannes Vermeer featuring a profile depiction of a girl intently reading a letter in front of a light-coloured empty wall has held a firm place among the masterpieces in the Dresden Gemäldegalerie. Previous x-ray examinations indicated that a picture of a naked Cupid in the painting had been overpainted. Today, new laboratory tests have conclusively determined that the overpainting was not by Vermeer’s hand.

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© Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Wolfgang Kreische

Zitat Goethe

I entered this shrine, and my amazement exceeded any preconceived idea!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Systematically collected

Most of the principal works on display were collected within only five decades.

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© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: David Pinzer
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