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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Baldung’s joyous Freiburg Altarpiece is a delightful counterpart to his well-known artworks depicting witches.
The overriding quality of Lochner's Madonna of the Rose Bower is an intense sweetness.
Originally built in the 4th century, the Aula Palatina has been remade several times according to the aesthetics of each age that transformed it.
Large, colorful gems ornament this magnificent Ottonian cross, likely made for emperor Otto III.
The scene of the Death of the Virgin exhibits a new naturalism and inspiration from ancient Roman sculpture.
The octagonal plan references earlier churches and symbolizes regeneration. Was Charlemagne’s throne at its center?
A close look at Synagoga and Ecclesia at Strasbourg Cathedral helps to illuminate the shifting meanings of Gothic sculpture.
Displayed in Adolf Hitler's Munich apartment, Ziegler's Four Elements reflects the fascist ideology of Nazi Germany.
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.