Location Country: Germany


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.

Simultanism: Robert Delaunay




Peter Behrens, Turbine Factory, detail
A leader in modern technology hired a “self-taught architect” with no engineering skills to design their factory.

Peter Behrens, Turbine Factory



Exekias, Dionysos Kylix (detail)
This cup depicts the god of wine Dionysos escaping pirates by hiding and turning them into dolphins.

Exekias, Dionysos Kylix


Portrait Head of Queen Tiye with a Crown of Two Feathers, c. 1355 B.C.E., Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, New Kingdom, Egypt, yew wood, lapis lazuli, silver, gold, faience, 22.5 cm high (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection at the Neues Museum, Berlin)
Tiye was a powerful figure, but her royal life was complicated, as demonstrated through this changing statue.

Portrait Head of Queen Tiye





Franz von Stuck, The Sin - detail
Entranced by the evil of the human psyche, we come face to face with art history’s creepiest snake.

Franz von Stuck, The Sin






Barberini Faun (detail)
Part man, part goat, this companion of the god of wine relaxes after a night of drinking.

Barberini Faun







Medea Sarcophagus, 140 - 150 C.E., marble, 65 x 227 cm (Altes Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
One of the great myths of jealousy and revenge is carved into this sarcophagus. But why put this story on a coffin?

Medea Sarcophagus


The Pergamon Altar (detail)
Greek gods battle Giants for supremacy of the universe, so deeply carved that they almost step out into our world.

The Pergamon Altar