Gemaldegalerie: Berlin museum of pride
December 8, 2010 – 1:08 am | No Comment
Recognized as the holder of one of the most important European art collections on the planet, Gemaldegalerie refers to an art gallery holding the objects of the 13th to 18th centuries. Nestled in Berlin’s Kulturforum, the museum is easily accessible from Potsdamer Platz. Gemaldegalerie includes collections that hold the art works by the famous artists like Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Lucas Cranach,  [...]

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Gemaldegalerie: Berlin museum of pride
December 8, 2010 – 1:08 am | No Comment
Gemaldegalerie: Berlin museum of pride
Recognized as the holder of one of the most important European art collections on the planet, Gemaldegalerie refers to an art gallery holding the objects of the 13th to 18th centuries. Nestled in Berlin’s Kulturforum, the museum is easily accessible from Potsdamer Platz. Gemaldegalerie includes collections that hold the art works by the famous artists like Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Johannes Vermeer, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt. This museum is now almost 180 years old and was planned by the Munich architects namely, Christoph Sattler and Heinz Hilmer. Today, the edifice is the home of 72 rooms making the floor to extend up to 1.25 miles housing some 3,000 works in more than 50 halls. Downstairs, there are collections of many works, a digital gallery,  [...]


The Egyptian Museum: Where ancient Egypt resides
December 7, 2010 – 4:36 am | No Comment
The Egyptian Museum: Where ancient Egypt resides
If you are a great fan of ancient Egypt, then your visit to the Egyptian Museum nestled on the Tahrir Square of Cairo is a must. This is where you will come across the most extensive treasures of the ancient Egypt including all types of art as well as artifacts. Commonly known as the Cairo Museum and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum is the home of more than 1,00,000 objects out of which, only the usual ones are kept for display, whereas the remaining ones are placed in the storerooms. Among all the artifacts such as the pharaoh’s gems and mummies, the museum’s main attraction now a days is the mummy of Tutankhamun that is preserved here with his 1700 gems along with the golden mask. The Egyptian Museum is composed of two floors that encompass a total of 107 halls.  [...]


The Louvre Museum: Most visited museum of art
December 6, 2010 – 6:54 am | No Comment
The Louvre Museum: Most visited museum of art
Also known as the Musee du Louvre or formally the Grand Louvre, the Louvre Museum is not only the Paris’ central attraction as well as a historic monument, but is also among the largest museums and the most explored museum of art on the planet. Nestled at the Seine’s Right Bank in the first district and housed in the Louvre Palace or the fortress of 12th century, the art gallery is the home of varied artifacts belonging right since the time of prehistory, which are displayed over a vast area. The relics of the citadel are yet seen if you come to visit this great Louvre Museum. Started in 1793 with only 537 paintings restricted to the imperial and church property, today it is the residence of around 3,80,000 items including 35,000 art works that reside among the eight departments namely,  [...]


Tate Britain: Mind-Boggling Collection
December 2, 2010 – 5:22 am | No Comment
Tate Britain: Mind-Boggling Collection
Tate Britain has a mind-boggling collection of masterpieces, including works by Canaletto, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Titian. JMW Turner’s paintings lie at the core of Tate Britain. Turner was a romantic painter of Britain. The exhibition at Tate, Britain throws more light on his lesser-known aspects. Turner had an obsession to prove his worth as a painter. He wanted to prove that he was as talented as the ancient masters, who served as his mentors and inspiration. Turner belonged to a working-class family. He persisted in his efforts to be a mighty artist. He is believed to have proclaimed that he was the ‘great lion’ of the day. He directly competed with past and present day artists. He considered his contemporaries to be worthy rivals. As part of his final wish, he requested that two  [...]


Metropolitan Museum of Art: An attraction to behold – I
December 1, 2010 – 6:02 am | No Comment
Metropolitan Museum of Art: An attraction to behold – I
Informally called as The Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a genuine art gallery that adorns the Central Park’s eastern rim along the Museum Mile of the New York City. Recognized as among the largest art galleries on Earth, the museum is known for its massive permanent collection of over two million artworks split into 19 curatorial sections. These works of art range from the typical antiquity of Ancient Egypt to sculptures as well as paintings of all European artists to the modern as well as art. Further, Metropolitan Museum of Art houses an extensive wealth of African, Byzantine, Oceanic, Asian, and Islamic art. In addition, the Met is the dwelling place of many encyclopedic collections of costumes, accessories, musical instruments, armor, and old weapons from the different parts of  [...]