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Concordia : Art and Science inHharmony - Leo von Klenze and Karl Richard Lepsius

Alte Nationalgalerie | Berlin
€5 - €10
With the gift of painting "The Temple of Concord Agrigento" by Munich architect and painter Leo von Klenze (1784-1864) the collection of the National Gallery has expanded. While it already has a large number of classical works by the Berlin architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), this collection has been completed by a large number of works by the famous classics of Munich. Klenze was primarily an architect, but also a draftsman and a painter, leaving only a very limited artistic work, as some of his large format architectural representations and urban landscapes. The painting of the "Temple Concordia" comes from the Berlin Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius (1810-1884).

Lepsius, who began his academic career as a linguist and archaeologist, became known well beyond Berlin during the expedition to Egypt, which he led for the Prussian royal mission from 1842 to 1845. The immense scientific repercussions of "Egyptian society" have gathered nearly 1,500 objects. For his part, Leo von Klenze had already acquired Egyptian works on a Bavarian royal commission a few years earlier, thus initiating an important collection in Munich. In this context, it is not surprising that Klenze was interested in the richly illustrated panel of Lepsius.

The exhibition is over since the 15/07/2018

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  • Name: Alte Nationalgalerie
  • Address: Bodestraße 1-3 - 10178 - Berlin - Allemagne
  • Phone: (49) 030 266 424 242


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