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Paintings from the 13th to 18th century

01.01.2000 until further notice
Gemäldegalerie

The Gemäldegalerie possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. After the collection was founded in 1830, it was systematically built up and perfected. The exhibition includes masterpieces by artists from every age of art history such as van Eyck, Bruegel, Dürer, Raphael, Tizian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Vermeer and Rembrandt.

This newly built museum is situated at the Kulturforum. It has about 7,000 square metres of exhibition space. A complete tour of the 72 rooms covers almost two kilometres. Two of the major sections are formed by Italian painting from the 13th to 16th century and Netherlandish painting of the 15th and 16th century.

Old German painting of the Late Gothic and Renaissance eras is represented by such great masters as Konrad Witz, Albrecht Dürer, Baldung Grien, Cranach and Holbein. The octagonal Rembrandt room enjoys a key position at the heart of the museum. The sixteen works by this artist form one of the largest and highest quality collections of Rembrandt paintings. They are flanked by additional gems of Dutch and Flemish painting of the 17th century. Portraits, genre paintings, interiors, landscapes and still-lifes illustrate certain artists' preferences for particular types of themes.

Italian, French, German and English painting of the 18th century is presented in six rooms. This splendid collection of paintings includes works by Canaletto, Watteau, Pesne and Gainsborough.

The main gallery contains one thousand masterpieces. These paintings are complemented by four hundred works in a study gallery on the lower floor. Visitors also have access to a digital gallery with computerized information in German, English and French. Audio-tours are also available in German and English.

The Heinz Kuckei Collection in the Gemäldegalerie

The Gemäldegalerie is currently presenting 10 loans from the Heinz Kuckei Collections Foundation. The small ensemble of high quality Dutch paintings from the 17th century includes works from Jan Steen, Jan Davisz. de Heem and the Rembrandt workshop.

The Berlin collector Heinz Kuckei (1918-2010) began buying paintings by Dutch masters in the 1970s, building on a collection that his father-in-law Walter Heilgendorff (1882-1945) had already founded in the 1920s. Heilgendorff was advised by Wilhelm von Bode and Max J. Friedländer, which is reflected in his fondness for Dutch paintings. Under precarious conditions, Heilgendorff rescued the collection over World War II, and so his son-in-law Heinz Kuckei was able to continue the tradition and expand the collection.

The generous loan continues the close relationship that has connected the Kuckei Collection, since its beginnings, to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It provides the opportunity to highlight the eventful story behind this private collection that also reflects a chapter of Berlin’s history. Starting on June 26th 2018, the 100th birthday of Heinz Kuckei, the ten loans from the private collection will be on display in the Wandelhalle, the central exhibition hall of the Gemäldegalerie, before being integrated into the museum’s collection in early 2019.

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Tizian: Venus mit dem Orgelspieler, 1550–1552.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Aktzeichnen


Workshop

Jan Brueghel (1568 – 1625): Blumenstrauß.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Blumen-Detektive


Workshop

Ausschnitt: Lucas Cranach d. Ä.: Flügelaltar mit dem Jüngsten Gericht, Kopie nach Hieronymus Bosch, um
1524.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Copy Monster


Workshop

Francesco di Giorgio Martini: Architektonische Vedute, um 1490/1500.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Eigentum des Kaiser Friedrich Museumsvereins / Jörg P. Anders
Das Handwerk der Alten Meister


Ausstellungsgespräch

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Anika Büssemeier
Der Goldene Schnitt


Ausstellungsgespräch

Jan Miense Molenaer. Die Werkstatt des Malers, 1631.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Die Malerwerkstatt


Ausstellungsgespräch

Peter Paul Rubens: Perseus befreit Andromeda, 1620/1622.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Die Metamorphosen des Ovid


Ausstellungsgespräch

Anthony Caro, The Last Judgement Sculpture, Ausstellungsansicht Gemäldegalerie 2019, Sammlung Würth
© Barford Sculptures Ltd, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / David von Becker
Ende oder Neuanfang?


Ausstellungsgespräch

Piero del Pollaiuolo: Die Verkündigung an Maria, um 1470.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Engel


Workshop

Alessandro Bonvichino, gen. Moretto: Die Anbetung der Hirten, um 1540/ 45 (Ausschnitt).
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Entdeckungen


Ausstellungsgespräch

Peter Paul Rubens: Perseus befreit Andromeda, 1620/1622.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Experiment Farbe


Workshop

Gerrit van Honthorst: Die Befreiung Petri, um 1616/1618.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Figur und Körpersprache


Workshop

Willem Pietersz Buytewech: Interieur mit fröhlicher Gesellschaft, um 1622/ 24.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Eigentum des Kaiser Friedrich Museumsvereins / Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Fünf Sinne


Ausstellungsgespräch

Anthony Caro, The Last Judgement Sculpture, Ausstellungsansicht Gemäldegalerie 2019, Sammlung Würth
© Barford Sculptures Ltd, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / David von Becker
Gedankenlandkarten und Reliefcollagen


Workshop

Pieter Aertsen: Marktfrau am Gemüsestand, 1567.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Mein ganzer Körper malt


Workshop

Giovanni Bellini: Die Auferstehung Christi, um 1475/79 (Ausschnitt).
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Ostern


Ausstellungsgespräch

Sandro Botticelli: Thronende Maria mit dem Kind und den beiden Johannes, um 1445–1510.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Renaissance


Ausstellungsgespräch

Osias Beert: Stillleben mit Kirschen und Erdbeeren in chinesischen Porzellanschüsseln, 1608 (Ausschnitt).
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Stillleben


Ausstellungsgespräch

Pieter Bruegel d.Ä.: Zwei angekettete Affen, 1562.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Tierisch beste Freunde


Workshop

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Stillleben mit Früchten und Hummer.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Unglaublich fruchtig und ziemlich still


Workshop

Osias Beert: Die Kindtaufe (o.J.).
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Vater, Mutter, Kind


Workshop

Frans Hals: Catharina Hooft mit ihrer Amme, 1619/1620.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Von Pass- bis Familienbild: Porträts


Ausstellungsgespräch

Hugo van der Goes: Anbetung der Könige, Teil des Monforte-Altars, um 1470.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Weihnachten


Ausstellungsgespräch

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