Vol. 4 (2015)

La Gemäldegalerie di Dresda. Evoluzione dal Settecento a fine Ottocento

Published December 22, 2015


Since its foundation, the Gemäldegalerie (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden has been considered one of the most magnificent picture galleries in Europe. Not only during the Augustan Age there was a keen interest in the arts, but also a strong understanding of the arts as a means of political power claims. In this context, the Gemäldegalerie was the most representative display of this phenomenon. This article aims to explore the complex role played by the galleries of royal and aristocratic residences in Saxony, concentrating on the Gemäldegalerie between the 18th and 19th centuries as a case study, as well as focusing on its impact on contemporary German literature.


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