The Museum Barberini in Potsdam treading “paths of the Baroque”

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Caravaggio and other Baroque painters on tour, now in the Potsdam Museum Barberini. The Exhibition “paths of the Baroque” shows 54 masterpieces from the Palazzo Barberini and the Galleria Corsini in Rome.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Narcissus

    The self-enamoured Narcissus viewed his mirror cracks image. Clever play of light, Dark and Light effects, focusing on the Essential – Caravaggio (1571-1610) is because of his style of painting as the Star of the Baroque painting. His and the works of his successor, the hang in the Roman national gallery plays host to 6. October 2019 in the Barberini Museum in Potsdam.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Bathsheba in the bath

    “Bathsheba at the bath” is the title of this painting by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653). You are an Italian artist of the Baroque was, and is today regarded as the most important painter of the era. Your pictures of women of a strong aura – often show bold, decisive and self-confident.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    The artist at work

    As a young discovery of the art historians Michael Sweerts applies. The Flemish Baroque painter (1618-1664) spent the middle of the 17th century. Century, he made it ten years in Rome, where the painting Styles of his Italian colleagues as his own. In this work, the lives of the strong Light-Dark effects, he portrayed a “artist at work”.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Dramatic Body

    “Samson and Delilah” is titled the work of Matthias Stomer (approx. 1600-1652), with the Dutch artist took up a motif of the Flemish Peter Paul Rubens. Stomer highlights here, as with a burning glass, the physicality of his characters. The Baroque painters of the typical drama arises.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Venus and the dying Adonis

    Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) “Venus and the dying Adonis” is full of feelings. Drama arises. Lived from Spain at the end of a painter and worked in the Naples of the Baroque period. Because of its origin they called him “lo Spagnoletto, the little Spaniard”. Ribera’s naturalistic style renewed the popular style of painting in Naples, the art historians now call the “Neapolitan school”.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Heavenly and earthly love

    A picture and its history: The Italian painter Giovanni Baglione (1566-1644) was actually specialized in Church pictures. For his painting “Amor sacro e amor profano” – “Heavenly and earthly love”, in the heavenly Cupid punishes the earth, which he earned, however, scorn and derision, because it was a counterpart of the competitors Caravaggio. The dispute ended up in court.

    Author: Stefan Dege


  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Narcissus

    The self-enamoured Narcissus viewed his mirror cracks image. Clever play of light, Dark and Light effects, focusing on the Essential – Caravaggio (1571-1610) is because of his style of painting as the Star of the Baroque painting. His and the works of his successor, the hang in the Roman national gallery plays host to 6. October 2019 in the Barberini Museum in Potsdam.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Bathsheba in the bath

    “Bathsheba at the bath” is the title of this painting by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653). You are an Italian artist of the Baroque was, and is today regarded as the most important painter of the era. Your pictures of women of a strong aura – often show bold, decisive and self-confident.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    The artist at work

    As a young discovery of the art historians Michael Sweerts applies. The Flemish Baroque painter (1618-1664) spent the middle of the 17th century. Century, he made it ten years in Rome, where the painting Styles of his Italian colleagues as his own. In this work, the lives of the strong Light-Dark effects, he portrayed a “artist at work”.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Dramatic Body

    “Samson and Delilah” is titled the work of Matthias Stomer (approx. 1600-1652), with the Dutch artist took up a motif of the Flemish Peter Paul Rubens. Stomer highlights here, as with a burning glass, the physicality of his characters. The Baroque painters of the typical drama arises.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Venus and the dying Adonis

    Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) “Venus and the dying Adonis” is full of feelings. Drama arises. Lived from Spain at the end of a painter and worked in the Naples of the Baroque period. Because of its origin they called him “lo Spagnoletto, the little Spaniard”. Ribera’s naturalistic style renewed the popular style of painting in Naples, the art historians now call the “Neapolitan school”.

  • “Paths of the Baroque” at the Museum Barberini

    Heavenly and earthly love

    A picture and its history: The Italian painter Giovanni Baglione (1566-1644) was actually specialized in Church pictures. For his painting “Amor sacro e amor profano” – “Heavenly and earthly love”, in the heavenly Cupid punishes the earth, which he earned, however, scorn and derision, because it was a counterpart of the competitors Caravaggio. The dispute ended up in court.

    Author: Stefan Dege


“It was since our establishment in the year of 2017, our desire to realize with the collection of our names sister in Rome an exhibition,” said Museum Director Ortrud westheider. With “paths of the Baroque”, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany from 13. July to 6. October the work of Caravaggio (1571-1610) and his followers.

The highlights of the Caravaggio’s works “Narcissus” (article image), built between 1597 and 1599. With its concentration on the decisive Moment of a narrative, the artist suggested new ways in the art: such As on a stage, the characters punch be functionalized light-like lighting monument.

In a hall of the ground floor of the Museum Barberini Pietro shines da Cortona monumental fresco in the Gran Salone of the Palazzo Barberini as a ceiling projection. The Palazzo Barberini houses one of the most important collections of Roman Baroque painting. Together with the Palazzo Corsini, it now houses the Italian national gallery.

The Museum Barberini in Potsdam

The impetus for the painting in Northern Europe

The loan of the pictures had been possible since the exhibition at the Roman national gallery will just be redesigned, said the Director Flaminia Gennari Santori. “Caravaggio and his circle have given impetus to the painting in Northern Europe.”

The Show is framed by a Italy-Festival in Potsdam. The visitors can.after your Museum visit, a walk to the Italian-inspired architecture and art in the city and in the world heritage Park Sanssouci company – the audio guide to the Barberini App, which is spoken by the television presenter Günther Jauch (“Who wants to be a millionaire”)

This also includes the restored Barberini Palace in Potsdam itself. The Prussian king Frederick the Great wished for an Italian Piazza in Potsdam, and for the construction of the house from a copper engraving inspired, showed the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, explained the Director of the West Heider. The Palace was destroyed in a bomb attack in the last days of the Second world war, in April 1945, and from 2013 to 2016 by the Software billionaire and art-Hasso Plattner patron of the arts built as a Museum.

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