17 July 2009

Alte

The Alte Pinakothek, designed by Court architect Leo Von Klenze and opened in 1836, was built to house the art collection of the ruling Wittelsbach family. 'Alte' refers to the paintings rather than the building - the museum houses art from the 13th century to the 18th century.

The building was badly damaged during the Second World War, though the collection was safely in storage. When the building was reconstructed after the war the architect, Hans Döllgast, deliberately left the reconstructed elements in an unfinished state. In this image the original elements are on the right and the reconstructed elements on the left.  

2 comments:

Eamon said...

wow, the two distinct types of architecture seem to meld into each other. There must be a story behind this...

olli said...

Yes there is. Beneath each picture is a link that says 'More Here'. If you click on that there is a short comment on each picture. The comment to this picture explains the architecture.

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