Business is business. This fact, as well as the desire to attract tourists from the west, was the basis of the business of Robert Rückel and Peter Kenzelman, who, on their own initiative, preserved a particle of their country's past by opening a private museum of the German Democratic Republic in Germany in 2006. Success came unexpectedly quickly - already in 2008 he receives the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award in the category of private museums.
Category Museums and Art
Fishing - Perov. 54x45 Painting makes a somewhat sketchy impression. Bright and cheerful colors give the work some low-key sound. The atmosphere of serene calm is created by the soft light of the morning sun, dawn and cloudless sky. The heroes of the picture are still half asleep.
Medusa Head - Rubens. Canvas, oil Having portrayed the head of the mythical Gorgon Medusa, Rubens achieved what he wanted - he scared, shocked, “struck” his contemporaries, and admittedly, he did it expertly. But the artist’s plan was not as simple as it might seem. The plot Peter Paul borrowed from his “idol” and teacher - Caravaggio.
Parnassus - Andrea Mantegna. 160x192 The complex, allegorical content of the picture makes the viewer recall the intricate intricacies of Greek mythology, specifically the secret union of Aphrodite with Ares. Love and war, united together, gave rise to Fear and Horror, Eros and Harmony. Enraged was the husband of Aphrodite Hephaestus, but could not do anything.
The seal of the illegitimate child pursued Perov from birth until the time when the great artist ceased to be someone’s son, and became himself - a bright and extraordinary person. His last name is the result of a witty nickname that he received from his first teacher, a clerk, a drink, given for his graceful possession of the pen.
Dance of Life - Edward Munch. 126x190.5 Life is a dance. If youth is full of impatient expectation of the start of the dance, then old age sadly watches couples, immersed in memories. The central couple is leisurely and thorough, the main thing in them is the enjoyment of the present. Passed youthful enthusiasm and fussiness, old age in the near future.
Rural procession on Easter - Perov. 71.5x89 As soon as this work became available to the public, disputes do not cease around it. Some believe that the author brilliantly showed the real life of the church in the Russian village, while others accused the artist of bias and an attempt to humiliate Orthodoxy. Indifferent this work of the artist did not leave anyone.
Portrait of Dante - Botticelli. Tempera, canvas, 54.7x47.5Could the great Botticelli have ignored his greatest contemporary, great poet, creator of the Italian literary language and author of the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri? However, despite the fact that the ownership of this portrait (as well as some others) by the great master’s brush is being questioned, suppose that after a series of illustrations for the “Paradise” and “Hell” of the mentioned poem, the artist himself, or with the help of his students, created the image of the author of an immortal work.
The Drowned Woman - Vasily Perov. 68x106 The tragedy of a ruined young life - this is how the plot of the picture can be described. The artist sincerely experiences the death of a young girl. The backdrop is a panorama of the Moscow Kremlin in the morning fog. The sun is about to rise. Birds woke up, the water on the river is quiet, almost motionless.
Fruit Basket - Michelangelo da Caravaggio. Oil on canvas, 46x64 cm Michelangelo da Caravaggio at the age of 22, without knowing it, became the founder of an innovative genre in painting - a still life (it was he, not the Dutch masters!). The artist depicted a basket full of earthly fruits: here are also brushes of ripe grapes and many fig trees, there are apples and pears.
Italy can be considered the birthplace of puppet theater. In Italy itself, and in other countries, puppet museums are one of the most beloved and most visited. Museums in Sicily dedicated to puppets are one of the richest in exhibits, traditions and entire dynasties of puppeteering masters. The Puppi puppet museum in Syracuse opened not so long ago, in 2006.
In this institution, it is better to be convinced that China is a great power. Currently, the Shanghai School of Science and Technology is visited more by schoolchildren and students of Shanghai, but for any adult visiting this complex will be useful and interesting. The museum is divided into various thematic exhibitions located on three floors of a huge building.
Nerd - Perov. 65.5x79 A person involved in science is a hero of Russian culture in the second half of the 19th century. Clothing gives us a representative of the middle class - an ordinary black hat, a light jacket, and a somewhat artistic looking bow. Having discovered an interesting plant, the hero is focused only on it, he does not notice anything around.
Rest on the way to Egypt (Noon) - Claude Lorren. Oil on canvas, 113x157 cm. It is no coincidence that the artist chose a holy biblical story for his sublimely beautiful landscape. And where else could a Catholic believer place the Holy Family for rest - the Virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, the betrothed Joseph and the angel accompanying them?
Abduction of Leucippus' daughters - Rubens. 224x211 It remains a mystery why the artist beautifully “undressed” the girls - the sisters Gilairu and Phoebe, the daughters of Leucippus, and placed them in the open field, in the midday heat, where Castor and Pollux, which are beautiful cousins, “according to ancient mythology”, “beat them”.
The museum of the most mysterious and gloomy writer of the 20th century grew out of a simple exhibition, which did not even appear in the Czech Republic. It was open in Barcelona. Finally, in 2005, the exhibition arrived in Prague. And stayed here. It is not known how many ... Visitors are already shocked by the fountain at the entrance: two naked men celebrate a small need, turning around facing each other.
Descent from the Cross - Peter Paul Rubens, 1612. 420.5 x 320 cm The triptych “Descent from the Cross” was created by the great Flemish Peter Paul Rubens for the cathedral of his hometown of Antwerp, at a time when, since 1610, he wrote, for the most part on religious topics. The triptych “Exaltation of the Cross” and many others also belong to the same period.
Dead Christ - Andrea Mantegna. 68х81The saddest story of the Gospel is presented by the author simply and easily. The picture is devoid of any pathos, exaggerated emotions. The canonical nature of the plot is emphasized by bloodless wounds on Jesus' arms and legs, a stone bed, swaddling clothes and a jar of oil. The author unusually uses the laws of perspective, deliberately violating the classical principles of the organization of space.
Position in the coffin - Michelangelo da Caravaggio. Oil on canvas, 300x203 cm. The gloom that has come across the earth parted before a tragic action: five are put in the stone grave of the sixth - Christ. The Apostle John and Elder Nicodemus hardly hold in their hands the body of their Master, lifted from the cross. John set up his knee and clasped his hand around Jesus, clumsily placing his fingers in the wound from the spear.
Admired by the beauty of the Florence Cathedral, tourists are sure that they saw all the most important in Florence. The originals of many of the cathedral's masterpieces are stored in the Cathedral Museum, which is located behind the brilliant Brunelleschi Temple. The building where the museum is located housed the offices of the construction administration, several apartments for architects, workshops of sculptors and artists.
The Madrid Art Museum of Spain’s most famous impressionist artist Joaquín Sorolla is located in the house where the master, surrounded by his family, lived from 1911 to 1923. The Sorolla Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by the famous artist, art objects, his personal belongings.