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Dresden: 101-of-Arts Old Masters Collection Tour in German

Product ID: 352081
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Explore the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Zwinger. You'll see selected paintings and learn about all the mechanics and curious details that a picture simply can't tell you on its own. Experience art as you never have before.
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Duration: 2 hours
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German
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the world's most famous paintings by Raphael, Rubens, Titian, and Rembrandt
  • Find out the reasons why these works were created with a German-speaking guide
  • Understand and truly enjoy the classic arts whilst learning about the technical basics
  • Gain complex scientific insights in a fun and easy way
  • See X-rays of the paintings and touch samples of rare historic colour pigment
Full description
You'll begin your tour with a brief orientation in the building and an introduction to the exhibits overall concept and classic art in general. You will take a brief look at 5 paintings, each only for a couple of minutes and each representing a different type or category. You will also see the the first paintings ever to be made in oil paint, as well as some made of gold. Works of the Italian painter Botticelli, the Dutch painter Jan van Eyk, and German painter Albrecht Dürer will be among them.

Once you know how to look at art and how to spot exciting elements in religious paintings, it will be time to look at some of them in more detail. Examine the world-famous Madonna by Rapahael, before discovering two megastars of the Renaissance: Titian and Giorgione. The "Sleeping Venus" of Dresden does not only happen to be the first and finest nude paintings of a woman in all modern art, but is also surprising in many ways. You will hear about the background of this work, and will even see it from the inside by looking at X-ray images of the painting.

Although this sounds like a lot, the tour is made to be entertaining and easily comprehendable at the same time. The concept is to be equally entertaining and revealing for you, and additional digital imagery and videos will be presented and projected during the tour.
Includes
  • Admission to the gallery
  • All license fees
  • German-speaking guide

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you in the cloakroom. Please go downstairs from where the ticket point is (take a right through the door, then take the stairs on the right-hand side). Please arrive about 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It can not be guaranteed that all of the above mentioned paintings will be included in the tour at all times, as the museum owns the exclusive right to take a picture off display, keep it for restoration, or give it as item on loan to another museum
• Your tour guide will adjust the course of the program according to the present situation by adding equivalent or additional items due to the terms of service of the Saxonian State Art Collection
• Please note that this tour takes place in German only

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Product ID: 352081