The Alte Pinakothek houses one of the world´s most important collections. On display are more than 800 paintings, among them numerous well-known masterpieces of 14th to 18th Century European painting.
An exquisite collection of early Dutch painting including works by Rogier van der Weyden and Dieric Bouts can be found in close proximity to early German painting. This section includes Albrecht Dürer´s famous “Self Portrait” of 1500 and his “Four Apostles,” as well as masterpieces by Michael Pacher, Albrecht Altdorfer und Lucas Cranach. The scope and quality of Munich 's Flemish art collection, which includes works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens, makes it unique. The museums holdings also include the “Canigiani Holy Family,” which was the first painting by Raphael to be brought to Germany . The Alte Pinakothek also boasts masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto, Rembrandt and Frans Hals, Murillo and Velasquez, Chardin and Boucher.
This superb and extensive collection makes it possible to explore the development of painting from the Middle Ages through to the end of the Rococo era. This art historical path is then continued through the 19th century with works displayed in the Neue Pinakothek and into the 20th century and contemporary times with works displayed in the Pinakothek der Moderne.
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The Neue Pinakothek shows some 400 paintings and sculptures from the 19th century ranging from Classicism to Jugendstil.