Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Vacation Pictures!

Now with ART!

It's time for something a bit uplifting, so here are some pictures of artworks and artifacts that I saw while on vacation to Germany back in 2006.
During the reign of the Ptolemies in Egypt (Macedonian Dynasty), Greek influence on Egyptian art manifested itself in several ways. For example, this portrait of a young man was used as a mask for his mummy. This is in the Antikensammlungen (Antiquities Collection).

Ah yes, the Nose knows! This is from the Pinakothek der Moderne, and amazingly it's a piece of jewelry to cover an actual nose (custom made).

At the Neue Pinakothek, there is this Rodin bronze. The girl on the left is just clowning around (she had noticed that it was hollow a few moments earlier).

Sunflowers, by Vincent van Gogh (Neue Pinakothek).

Madonna with Carnation, Leonardo da Vinci (Alte Pinakothek).

Emperor Charles V, by Tiziano Vecelli or Titian (Alte Pinakothek).

Self-portrait, Albrecht Duerer (Alte Pinakothek).

The Artist and Isabella Brandt, Peter Paul Rubens (Alte Pinakothek).


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