The museums in Berlin and Munich contain ancient and modern masterpieces, and on the streets one is absorbed in the history of modern Germany.
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This altarpiece—made for the Medici palace chapel—depicts both a biblical scene, that of the Nativity (the moments immediately following the birth of Jesus Christ), as well as an inspiration to pious prayer.
Greek gods battle Giants for supremacy of the universe, so deeply carved that they almost step out into our world.
Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada Through the Last Weimar Beer Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany
What initially might seem like random images is actually Hannah Höch’s comment on Weimar Germany’s culture and politics.
A family drama —Caracalla assassinates his brother and damns his memory.
The longer you look at the painting the more possible readings of the forms you are likely to discover. Delaunay’s painting is not only about vision, it is also about painting itself and the way colored shapes and relationships structure vision.
This Cold War icon was much more than just a barrier between East and West.
This building was a symbol of a repressive regime, but the German government's vote to tear it down sparked years of protests.
A leader in modern technology hired a “self-taught architect” with no engineering skills to design their factory.
This cup depicts the god of wine Dionysos escaping pirates by hiding and turning them into dolphins.
Tiye was a powerful figure, but her royal life was complicated, as demonstrated through this changing statue.
Opting for shadow over light, Titian frees himself—and future generations—from the Renaissance demand for clarity.
Dürer holds nothing back in this frontal portrait. By taking Christ’s pose, he conflates artist and creator.