Neue Pinakothek

Located in Munich, Germany, Neue Pinakothek is an art museum. Its highlights are the European Art belonging to the 18th and 19th century. The Pinakothek der Moderne and Neue Pinakothek museums are divisions of Munich’s “Kunstareal”. The museum was founded by the Bavarian Emperor Ludwig I in 1853.

Munich Neue Pinakothek inside

Munich Neue Pinakothek inside

The first building was built by Friedrich von Gartner and August von Voit, and got destroyed during World War II. The ruins of the building got fully destroyed in 1949. The present building of Neue Pinakothek was constructed by a German architect, Alexander Freiherr von Branca, and the building opened finally in 1981.

The museum is under the administration of the Bavarian State Painting Collections, which has a large collection of European paintings ranging from classicism to nouveau. Around 50 sculptures and 400 paintings of these are displayed in the New Pinakothek. The English paintings of the 18th and early 19th century include the masterpieces of William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, George Stubbs, Richard Wilson and others.

The International paintings belonging to the second half of the 18th century, includes works of Jacques-Louis David, Francisco de Goya, Anton Graff and Johann Friedrich August Tischbein. German Romanticism is displayed with works of Carl Blechen, Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Friedrich Schinkel and others. Sculptures of 19th century are also exhibited, including that of Max Klinger, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin and others.

Munich neue pinakothek gallery ceiling

Munich neue pinakothek gallery ceiling

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