Gemäldegalerie Berlin

17 Jul 19
The Renaissance Uncensored

Who was Simonetta Vespucci? Why does she continue to beguile us? In 1469 a sixteen-year-old girl named Simonetta Cattaneo married Marco Vespucci. Her beauty earned her a host of admirers, including Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici. These men wrote her poetry, fought in jousts to win her favor, and watched as she performed as a […]

16 Jul 19
The Knife and me

If you’re in Berlin there’s a tendency to go to the museums around the island, and if you do, you’ll probably end up at the Alte Nationalgalerie which is sensational, especially if you’re drawn to the mitteleuropean romanticism of Caspar David Friedrich, Moritz von Schwind, the sensational Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Spitzweg and others. I am, you probably […]

13 Jul 19
Love London Love Culture

On display from the 4th October, the Dulwich Picture Gallery marks the 350 year anniversary since the artist’s death with an exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light and visual storytelling. This Autumn, the Dulwich Gallery will present an exhibition examining  the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. […]

07 Jul 19
LHS-KAG Exchange 2019

Today was our second day in Berlin! Different people started their days at different times. Some of us woke up at 5:15 whereas others woke up at 9. Some of us went on runs near our hotel. We had a breakfast buffet right next to our hotel. It was not a traditional US continental breakfast […]

03 Jul 19
The Daily Office

“We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor, and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king.” On this day the Lord has acted; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 INVITATORY AND PSALTER O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make […]

01 Jul 19

Germany wants to return the “Vaso di Fiori” painting taken from the Uffizi in Florence to Italy in the Second World War. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) and his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero want to travel to Florence for the handing over of the “Flower Vase” by the Dutch painter Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), as […]

27 Jun 19

por. galeria Andrea Mantegna / Giovanni Bellini I, galeria Andrea Mantegna / Giovanni Bellini II Mantegna und Bellini. Meister der Renaissance / Mantegna and Bellini. Masters of the Renaissance, widok wystawy / exhibition view, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, foto: artdone Mantegna and Bellini – 01.10.2018-27.01.2019 – The National Gallery, Londyn / London Mantegna und Bellini. Meister der Renaissance / Mantegna and Bellini. Masters […]

25 Jun 19
The Frame Blog

Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) became the first curator of the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (now the Bode Museum) in Berlin, having previously directed the Gemäldegalerie and later the associated complex of museums, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. He reinvigorated and enlarged their collections, enabling Berlin to overtake Munich and Dresden as the centre of historic and 19th century […]

16 Jun 19
Berlin Fannibals

Die Organisation des Treffens erfolgt durch die Berliner Fannibals. Bei Rückfragen zur Organisation, die nicht im Blog beantwortet sind, kontaktiere uns bitte per Mail ( Von Kontaktaufnahmen per Twitter-DM oder Messenger-Apps bitten wir abzusehen, erfahrungsgemäß führt dies durch abweichende Namen (Accountnamen =/= Email) zu Verwirrungen. DANKE! Organisatorischer Ablauf 15. bis 15.06.2019: Abstimmungen/Anmeldungen zu Programmpunkten über […]

12 Jun 19
Berlin Adventure with Vicky and Hugh

WEEK 5 – Day 1 – Siemon Keij Comes to Berlin This weekend was packed with events. Siemon (below) comes to Berlin and we explore the city together – both cultural experiences and museums, with a little schnapps as well. In the week, I have been struggling with a new technology, Kubernetes, which my team […]