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Alte Nationalgalerie
Alte Nationalgalerie

The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) on Museum Island in Berlin is a gallery showing many important 19th century works from the collection of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Old Museum (June 2003) Museum Island (or, in German, Museumsinsel) in Berlin, Germany, is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river, in the center of the city. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...



The Nationalgalerie was founded in 1861, after the donations of 262 paintings by banker Johann Heinrich Wagener. The collection was first housed in the buildings of the Akademie der Künste. The current building, shaped like a Roman temple with an appended apse was planned by Friedrich August Stüler in 1865, following a sketch by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, and its construction between 1869 and 1876 was overseen by by Heinrich Strack. The building was heavily damaged in World War II air raids. It was partly reopened in 1949, but reconstruction continued until 1969. Between 1998 and 2001, the museum was renovated thoroughly. Some extra halls were added on the uppermost floor and now contain the Romantic works. The Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) in Berlin was founded in 1696 by Kurfürst (Elector) Friedrich III. of Brandenburg. ... This article is about an architectural feature; for the astronomical term see apsis. ... King Frederick William IV of Prussia (October 15, 1795 - January 2, 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Commanders Strength Casualties Full list Full list World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a large scale military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... Romanticism was a secular and intellectual movement in the history of ideas that originated in late 18th century Western Europe. ...


 Eisenwalzwerk by Adolph von Menzel
Eisenwalzwerk by Adolph von Menzel

The collection contains works from Classicism and Romanticism (by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Karl Blechen), of the Biedermeier, the French Impressionism (Édouard Manet, Claude Monet) and early modern works (Adolph von Menzel, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth). Among the most important exhibits are Friedrich's Mönch am Meer, Menzel's Eisenwalzwerk and sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow's Prinzessinnengruppe, a double statue of princesses Louise and Friederike of Prussia. Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel ( 8 December 1815 - 9 February 1905) was a German artist noted for drawings, engravings, and paintings. ... Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic. ... Romanticism was a secular and intellectual movement in the history of ideas that originated in late 18th century Western Europe. ... Self-portrait in chalk, 1810 by fellow artist Georg Friedrich Kersting, 1812 Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840) was a 19th century German romantic painter, considered by many critics to be one of the finest exemplars of the movement. ... Portrait of Schinkel on German banknote from 1936 (http://www. ... Biedermeier architecture Biedermeier refers to work in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design in the period between the years 1815, the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions and contrasts with the Romantic era which preceded it. ... Impressionism was a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists who began publicly exhibiting their art in the 1860s. ... Édouard Manet (portrait by Nadar) Édouard Manet (January 23, 1832 – April 30, 1883) was a French painter. ... Claude Monet Claude Monet also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926) was a French impressionist painter. ... Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel ( 8 December 1815 - 9 February 1905) was a German artist noted for drawings, engravings, and paintings. ... Max Liebermann in 1904 Max Liebermann (July 20, 1847 in Berlin - February 8, 1935) was a German painter. ... Self-portrait with skeleton, 1896. ... Johann Gottfried Schadow (*May 20, 1764, †January 27, 1850), Sculptor, was born and died in Berlin, where his father was a poor tailor. ... Louise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie (Louisa Augusta Wilhelma Amelia) (March 10, 1776 - July 19, 1810), Queen of Prussia, was born in Hanover, where her father, Prince Charles of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, was field marshal of the household brigade. ...

See also

Neue Nationalgalerie exterior Neue Nationalgalerie is a museum for classical modern art in Berlin, with main focus on early the 20th century. ...


This articles is based on a translation of the German Wikipedia article Alte Nationalgalerie.

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