Sunday, May 19, 2019

Visiting Dresden’s Albertinum Museum

We strolled around for awhile after a late breakfast before circling back to the Albertinum, only a short distance from the Hilton.

At €12 each, including an audio guide, it’s a decent bargain. It’s not overwhelmingly huge, but there’s a lot to take in on its three floors of exhibitions, from 5000 BC Assyrian panels, Egyptian mummies and Greek vases, right up to art so modern that it doesn’t interest us.

Some highlights include the sculpture halls.

We spot a Klimt early on.

From there it’s the Assyrians, Egyptians, and Greeks.

An abundance of spaciousness in an uncrowded museum today...

Here’s a Degas. By golly, we know this painting.

And Gaugin is painting Tahiti.

Van Gogh’s Still Life with Quinces, painted toward the  end of his short life...

A detail of Vincent’s brush work...

We always confuse Monet and Manet. Isn’t that annoying? In the Albertinum, they’re hanging next to each other. We’re not sure if that helps or hurts.

Monet’s Jar of Peaches...

Manet’s Lady in Pink...

A fairly early portrait by Renoir...

We move right along to a self-portrait by Oskar Kokoschka. The OK in the upper left corner just might provide a clue as to the painter.

We then spot Fruit Bowl, Mandoline, Bottle by Pablo someone-or-other.

There’s a large Chagall on display as well.

All in all, a very satisfying couple of hours spanning 7,000 years or so of art.

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