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Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich: 10 reviews and 15 photos

  Klimt (1905)- M. Stonborough (detail)
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  • Klimt (1905)- M. Stonborough (detail) - Munich
      Klimt (1905)- M. Stonborough (detail)
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  • Degas (1869)- Ironing Woman - Munich
      Degas (1869)- Ironing Woman
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  • Manet (1874)- Monet Painting in His Boat - Munich
      Manet (1874)- Monet Painting in His Boat
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  • Cezanne (1878) - Self-Portrait - Munich
      Cezanne (1878) - Self-Portrait
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  • Munch (1903) - On Road - Munich
      Munch (1903) - On Road
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Before the Alte Pinakothek was completed (1846) Ludwig II determined that his country needed a vibrant set of artists working in the present and the future. So he ordered the Neue Pinakothek to be built across the way (finished in 1853) to exhibit their works. As history shows, this stimulus encouraged competent painters (whose works are of interest to professionals) but no great artistic breakthroughs. When you visit the galleries you should glance at them, but your attention should be directed to the first two or three numbered rooms, the exhibition area and then quickly head for Room 18 and above where 40% of the collection is devoted to superb Impressionists, the Secessionists and others. (Modern begins after WWI and is elsewhere). The dividing line between the two museums is about 1800. WWII devastated the building but not the works inside. This is a new one completed in 1980. (It is the largest new art museum in Germany and houses over 600 paintings and sculptures).

Phone: +49 89 23805360
Website: http://www.neue-pinakothek.de

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  • Written Jul 18, 2008
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