• The color changed quite a bit due to the cross processing. It was a rather dark blue in the original.
  • Had to stamp away some people, looking at that picture here. But the museum was really empty at that time
  • hehe... poor people :)))
    wonderful work - Bluesrose
  • symmetry - Timoleon Vieta II

A Thousand Doors

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The Neue Pinakothek (New Pinakothek) is an art museum in Munich, Germany. Its focus is European Art of the 18th and 19th century and is one of the most important museums of art of the nineteenth century in the world. Together with the Alte Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne it is part of Munich's "Kunstareal" (the "art area"). The new home of the Neue Pinakothek, opened in 1981.

The museum was founded by the former King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1853. The original building constructed by Friedrich von Gärtner and August von Voit was destroyed during World War II. The ruin of the Neue Pinakothek was demolished in 1949. Designed by architect Alexander Freiherr von Branca the new postmodern building opened in 1981.

Ludwig began to collect contemporary art already as crown prince in 1809 and his collection has been steadily enlarged. When the museum was founded the separtation to the old masters in the Alte Pinakothek was fixed with the period shortly before the turn of the 19th century, which has become a prototype for many galleries.

The delimitation to the modern painters displayed in the Pinakothek der Moderne was later fixed by taking the restart of Henri Matisse and the Expressionists into account (ca. 1900). Consequentially a painting of Matisse acquired by the "Tschudi Contribution" is displayed in the Pinakothek der Moderne. The so-called Tschudi Contribution in 1905/1914 led to an extraordinary collection of masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Hugo von Tschudi, general director of the State Collections acquired 44 paintings, nine sculptures and 22 drawings, mostly from new French artists. But since public funds could not be used to purchase these works, Tschudi’s associates came up with the money from private contributions after his death in 1911.

In 1915 the Neue Pinakothek became the property of the Bavarian state. A self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh was confiscated in 1938 by the Nazi regime as degenerate art and sold one year later.

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  1. strangeLine 47 months ago | reply

    Wow ! infinite!

  2. jamieleighangel 46 months ago | reply

    Love this illusion...always wanted to do something like this but with mirrors..just havent figured out how yet! NICE JOB!!!

  3. Nina Matthews Photography 46 months ago | reply

    FANTASTIC I like your mind !!!!

  4. artland 46 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
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  7. Vanishing - Point 45 months ago | reply

    Amazing and brutal shot!!

  8. andreas_gartner64 44 months ago | reply

    great pespective

    This brilliant photo is like a shooting star,
    totally inspiring!
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  9. marzellluz 42 months ago | reply

    Great building deserve great pictures, and you made it!

    I love the repetition of the blue and the red walls! It seems to go on into infinity
    .....or is it like 'inception' :-)

  10. apr77 42 months ago | reply

    Wow! Amazing...

  11. camilo -Tutty 39 months ago | reply

    Buena foto......

  12. isynoho 37 months ago | reply

    Love your reds, please post them all here:



  13. Kuster & Wildhaber Photography 36 months ago | reply

    Wow! Habe gerade durch Flickr gestöbert und bin auf diesen Schatz gestossen! Dein Auge für solche Formen, Muster, Linien, Farben und Kompositionen ist einfach nur genial!

  14. spacecadetswife 14 months ago | reply

    This is a stunning shot.

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