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Glyptothek

(glüp'tōtāk`), museum in Munich on the Königsplatz, founded by Louis I of Bavaria to house his collection of ancient and modern sculptures. Among these is the famous Barberini faun (c.200 B.C.). The neoclassical building, designed by Leo von KlenzeKlenze, Leo von
, 1784–1864, German architect and landscape and portrait painter. He was court architect to Jérôme Bonaparte of Westphalia and to Louis I of Bavaria, for whom he built many structures in the Italian Renaissance and neo-classical styles.
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, was constructed between 1816 and 1830. Its severe, imposing Ionic portico projects from a wall containing six large sculptures in niches. The interior is structured with domical vaulting.
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Rune Frederiksen is with the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Contributors are arranged here in roughly chronological order from there, covering the British Museum, the Uffizi, Museo Pio-Clementino, eighteenth-century German princely picture collections, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Stockholm Royal Museum, the Louvre, the Prado, the National Gallery, the Altes Museum, and the Glyptothek and Pinakothek.
And for a long time, the collections they held remained in private ownership: Adrian von Buttlar and Benedicte Savoy report that after the revolution of 1848-49 Ludwig I of Bavaria reminded the populace that all works of art in Munich's Glyptothek and Neue Pinakothek 'belonged to him, and that his generosity in showing them to the public was not to be taken for granted'.
The stones were restored speculatively into an integrated form and displayed in the Munich Glyptothek until the 1960s when the elements that had been fabricated to complete it were removed and the fragments alone left on display.
The sculptures arrived in Munich just in time for the opening of the new Glyptothek, a museum entirely devoted to Classical and Egyptian art.
Thanks are also owed to the following for permission to reproduce photographs: Trustees of the British Museum; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Lund University; Staatliche Antikensammlung und Glyptothek, Munich; Victoria and Albert Museum; Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz; Martin von Wagner Museum, Universitat Wurzburg; and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Or, looking at galleries, think of the differences between the elegant and sensuously austere (though firmly disciplinarian) early nineteenth-century Neo-Classical Glyptothek by von Klenze in Munich and Louis Kahn's luminous and fluid Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.
De esta version pasa a la definitiva a traves del boceto propiedad de Carlsberg Glyptothek de Copenhague y es donde cambia fundamentalmente el cierre del fondo de paisaje por un muro, el del cementerio, contra el que ejecutaron a los condenados y por donde asoman las cabezas "del pueblo" que asistio a la ejecucion.
boasts some priceless treasures including marble statues in the Glyptothek which the Greeks desperately want back.
The most influential early museums were Leo von Klenze's Munich Glyptothek (1816-30) and Karl Friedrich Schinkel's Altes Museum in Berlin (1823-30), which occupies a site surrounded by the Spree River that came to be known as Museum Island because a whole cluster of museums grew up there.
From Diskophoros of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek in Copenhagen and other sculptures of a similar kind, she endeavors to show that it is vain to want to return to a single prototype of Polykleitos, emphasizing the richness brought about by associations invented by Roman sculptors, who, unwilling to copy, adapted Greek models according to need, to iconographies, to materials, or to diverse commonplaces.
Many of Munich's grandest sights can be attributed to his rule, notably his palace the Residenz (residence), the galleries at the Nymphenburg summer palace, the art galleries of the Glyptothek and Pinakothek, and many more.