MUNICH ART ADVENTURE {3}

Need some inspiration, another point of view, or new color combo ideas?

The museum is a great place to do that.

Today I went to the Neue Pinakothek. It houses European art of the 18th and 19th century.

Neue Pinakothek, Munich , Germany

Neue Pinakothek, Munich , Germany

Here is a little sample of what I saw in the morning.

Ferdinand Hodler Tired of Life

Ferdinand Hodler

Tired of Life

Gustav Klimt Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein

Gustav Klimt

Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein

Gabriel von Max The Ecstatic Virgin Anna Katharina Emmerich

Gabriel von Max

The Ecstatic Virgin Anna Katharina Emmerich

Wilhelm Trübner Christ in the Tomb II

Wilhelm Trübner

Christ in the Tomb II

These two paintings below remind me how important hierarchy is in a painting. The painter creates priorities and guides the viewer's eyes. Where does your eye go first? Why? 

My eye goes to the lightest and brightest section of the painting first, then moves towards the other parts. I appreciate the intention of the painter as he puts a sequence in his work, just like a story. If you squint, you'll notice how both paintings are divided up in general light and dark sections, which results in a harmonious balance.

Carl Theodor von Piloty Seni at the Dead Body of Wallenstein

Carl Theodor von Piloty

Seni at the Dead Body of Wallenstein

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller Young Peasant Woman with Three Children at the Window  

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Young Peasant Woman with Three Children at the Window
 

After the Neue Pinakothek, I walked over to the Pinakothek der Moderne which is free on Wednesdays. All museums are beautifully built with cafes in each one, so I plopped myself down and got a rum-nut cake and an Apfleschorle (apple juice mixed with bubbly water.)

 

 

 

 

The entrance to the permanent design exhibit was impressive.

Shelving that makes up the entrance to the Design Exhibit of the Pinakothek der Moderne. In front of it are futuristic rocking chairs you can sit on (which I did).

Shelving that makes up the entrance to the Design Exhibit of the Pinakothek der Moderne. In front of it are futuristic rocking chairs you can sit on (which I did).

The museum has art, architecture, design and works on paper. I should've stopped after I checked out the industrial design section, but went on to the other floors where I found Macke and Picasso.

August Macke Mädchen unter den Bäumen

August Macke

Mädchen unter den Bäumen

Pablo Picasso Madame Soler

Pablo Picasso

Madame Soler

There's still so much to see!! I'm glad I got to show you a snippet of what I saw this week. If you're ever in Munich, you should check out the Kunstareal  (area of the arts) - the museum quarter where you can spend days going from one collection to another. 

Two museums were plenty for me that day. My legs and eyes told me so. 

As I walked home I saw this sight. It's right across the Museum Brandhorst. My friend Doris said they are one the of the best ice cream places in Munich (Ballabeni Ice Cream)!

I probably should've stood in line like everybody else, but I didn't. There will be a next time and I needed to get home to my babies.


Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
— Chuck Close