Florentine Painting Collection

Florentine Painting – Alte Pinakothek
The paintings of the 14th to 16th century

With the Florentine paintings at the Alte Pinakothek, the catalogue presents one of the internationally most prominent collections of paintings from the heart of the Renaissance. For the first time, the approximately 80 works, including panels by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Sarto, were thoroughly surveyed from an art historical and technological perspective.

The catalogue texts present new insights on attribution, provenance, iconography, history of genre and function. Analyses of the materials and painting techniques sound out the artists’ working methods and provide a better understanding of the coherences between technical and stylistic developments. Four introductory essays are dedicated to the specific characteristics of Florentine painting in the light of the current research.

The opulent inventory catalogue presents the results of an interdisciplinary research project of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and the Doerner Institut, which was generously funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung.

Published in German only. Excerpts from the German catalogue can be found here.

Ed. by Andreas Schumacher with Annette Kranz and Annette Hojer
With articles by Patrick Dietemann, Ulrike Fischer, Annette Hojer, Daniela Karl, Annette Kranz, Andreas Schumacher, Heike Stege and Cornelia Syre, with the co-operation of Alexander Röstel
With a foreword by Bernhard Maaz
744 pages with more than 1000 mostly coloured illustrations, 22,5 × 28,5 cm, hardcover
DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG ISBN: 978-3-422-07413-2
€ 78,00 [D] | € 80.30 [A]

Contact

Dr Andreas Schumacher, chief custodian of Italian Painting
Dr Annette Kranz, scientific advisor
Ulrike Fischer, conservator
Daniela Karl, conservator

E-Mail: alte-pinakothek@pinakothek.de

Preview

FLORENCE AND ITS PAINTERS
FROM GIOTTO TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

ALTE PINAKOTHEK

OPENING | 17 OCTOBER 2018, 07 P.M.
DURATION OF EXHIBITION | 18 OCTOBER 2018 – 27 JANUARY 2019

With about one hundred masterpieces of the 14th and 15th century, the exhibition takes a look at the groundbreaking innovations that occurred in painting in the birthplace of the Renaissance. In the early 19th century, Ludwig I of Bavaria was able to purchase several spectacular and seminal works by Florentine painters for the Munich collections. These panels are now joined by numerous high-profile loans. Presented side by side they form a visual colloquy that brings the panels’ specific qualities to light. Paintings, sculptures, and drawings – including outstanding works by Giotto, Lorenzo Monaco, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Verrocchio, Botticelli and Leonardo – present a comprehensive survey of the tradition and evolution of Renaissance art in the Florence of the Medici family.

For the first time in the history of the Alte Pinakothek, an accompanying display in the gallery features nearly every single Florentine panel dating from the 14th, 15th, and 16th century held in the Munich collections. Furthermore, the exhibition also presents the results of an interdisciplinary research project undertaken at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen that uncovers and highlights the working methods and technical achievements of the Florentine masters.