Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie

The Alte Nationalgalerie is one of the most important museums of Berlin.

The building is part of the Museuminsel, and has great architectural value: it was built by the architect Friedrich August Stüler between 1866 and 1876, shaped like a Greek temple. The most significant architectonical element is the equestrian statue depicting Frederick William IV, realized by Alexander Calandrelli; moreover, the museum tympanum depicts Germany as patron of arts. The museum shows a collections of XIX century Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier and  Impressionist artworks, among which the works by Caspar David Friedrich, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin stand out.

One of the most important works on display at Alte Nationalgalerie is Der Mönch am Meer (The monk by the sea) by Caspar David Friedrich: it was realized in 1810, and is one of the most significant Romantic works. The painting depicts a person wearing a long and dark dress, standing on a dune, merged into the surrounding landscape: the monk is completely annihilated by the majestic and splendor of the landscape.

 

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